Cliff Adams, better known online as Clifford Adams.
I am the author of [UseModWiki], which is the wiki software you are using right now. I didn't invent the general "wiki" concept--that was done by Ward Cunningham. I just made a version of wiki that has a lot of features but is very easy to set up and get started with.
Eventually I hope to work on the ideas expressed in the [ViewPoint] wiki page.
The giving conference was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about my own motivations for my projects. I saw much more clearly how my goal/result-oriented views have caused frustration and burnout, while people-centered views provide the needed support for hard work. I used to know this well (I had posted Thomas Merton's LetterToAYoungActivist
on my wall over ten years ago), but later I thought I could be more efficient (at doing good) if my work was less personal. The conference was a needed reminder that "In the end, it is the reality of personal relationships that saves everything." (Merton) --CliffAdams
Thanks Cliff! --TedErnst