Author Biographies :: Michelle Strutzenberger

Michelle Strutzenberger

For fifteen years, Michelle Strutzenberger worked as a Generative Journalist and Newsroom Chair with Axiom News. While working full time, Michelle began writing children’s novels. Her latest book, The Secret Talent Shop of Pineapple River, is about the adventure of discovering and lifting up neighbourhood gifts. The book is very much inspired by the spirit and intention of asset-based community development, the work of Peter Block and John McKnight of Abundant Community in creating abundant communities and the worldview and practice of Appreciative Inquiry.

Michelle lives in Peterborough, Ontario with her husband and three children. You can connect with Michelle on Twitter @michelle_strutz and Facebook via NewShemayim


Articles by this Author…

What is Possible in Re-humanizing the West?

Posted on December 16, 2016 in Stories

Restore Commons is a collection of compelling ideas and activism whose intent is to open our thinking about: alternative economy, alternative journalism, architecture and space that connect us, and active and missional faith communities ~ all essentials in reclaiming the common good.… read more »

Is Now the Time to Bring Alive Centuries-old Jubilee Concept?

Posted on August 10, 2015 in Stories

Cincinnati group steps to edge of practicing radical Old Testament teaching on debt forgiveness.… read more »

Timebanking Rich in Possibilities

Posted on June 17, 2015 in Posts

John's recent conversation with New Vision Renewable Energy's Ruston Seaman led to a reflection on meeting Edgar Cahn for the first time and seeing how timebanking provides a structure for mobilizing people to use their assets and gifts for the common, local good.… read more »

What if Marginalized Neighbourhoods Crafted Their Own Handmade, Place-based Economies?

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Stories

Cincinnati one of several places reclaiming their economies through neighbourhood economics.… read more »

What’s Possible When Two Women Step Up to Connect Their Neighbourhood?

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Stories

In Calgary, Alberta, Amber Cannon and Rowena Saballo have a new passion for life and a friendlier, safer community.… read more »

Downtown Vancouver to Get "Knee to Knee"

Posted on March 25, 2013 in Stories

Alisdair Smith shows what's possible when people get knee to knee and focus on what each has to bring and wants to do to help co-shape their neighborhood's future.… read more »

Growing Global Divisiveness Gets Disrupted

Posted on February 22, 2013 in Stories

Ian Edwards discovers how three-person conversations can open space for creativity, build trusting relationships and counter the divisiveness we see every day.… read more »

Memphis Sets the Table for Its Gifts

Posted on November 9, 2012 in Stories

Reflections on how the institution-as-savior paradigm no longer works by Jay Van Groningen of Communities First Association.… read more »