After serving for 12 years as co-director of Amos House, a Catholic Worker-inspired homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Providence, Jim began teaching courses in Community Service and Peace Studies at Providence College (PC) and Philosophy at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) in 1995 as he co-parented his young children, Sofia and Nelson. Jim has continued since then to teach Philosophy at CCRI (including at the state prison) and, since 2006, Global Studies at PC. During this time, he has facilitated workshops on cultural transformation, community building, systems thinking and deep ecology. In 2015, Jim co-founded a cooperative homestead and farm in Chepachet, RI. He is the author of Positive Thinking in a Dark Age: Essays on the Global Transition (Oct. 2016).