Network Weaver, Habib, passes on

I am very sad about the surprising news that Steve “Habib” Rose has passed away. He was an inspiration to me and a delightful friend. We still had projects in the air, and I feel hesitant to do the work without Habib. I first met him in Seattle at an event for Wiser Earth where Paul Hawken spoke about Wiser Earth and Blessed Unrest.

In honor of a fabulous network weaver, please contact someone you know (best if it is a weak tie) just to do it, just to connect and see what happens.

A memorial celebration of the life of Steve Habib Rose will be held on Sunday, October 7th from 4 to 5:30 pm at University Friends Meeting, 4001 9th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA, to be followed by social networking time.

Habib dedicated his life and his work to building connections among us. He moved us, both individually and collectively, to work joyfully for a deeper community. His vision, humility, generosity, justice seeking,
loving-kindness, network weaving and his phenomenal hugs inspired the many communities he graced with his presence.

Habib, may your presence live on. May we all learn from your spirit.

Donations to the Duwamish Nation are gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers.

Please also contibuting your reflections on Habib to an on-line memorial that can be found at