monkey number 5

By now I have to assume that you have seen some version of the “story” about the monkeys in the experiment with the ladder, ice cold water and the self policing they do. It goes something like this: “They start with a room containing five monkeys. Inside the room, they hung a banana on a…

possible futures

One of my favourite thing about following bloggers is when they pass along one of their own learning moments and share a new concept with us. Reading Patrick Rhone’s web site The Random Post I discovered another Gem that he found. He point’s us to Derek Sivers’ concept of “possible futures” where you create a…

Got in a street fight – Film Short Concept

Scene captured in a news report detailing all of the steps including screen shots of stories, interviews with people on the street, interviews with experts on anonymity. an anonymous author begins to publish short stories these stories expose the problematic underpinnings of society including which companies, people and systems are at the heart of the…

6 years

Six years is not a sacrifice when the end goal of the project is something great. Is it? When an investment of time into someone produces an end result that lasts a life time, how much time do you choose to invest?

the man with the chicken tattoo

I woke up on a barge loaded with sheep being driven across some stretch of water. There was a man at the tiller that I could not clearly see in the early morning light. I couldn’t remember how I ended up there and the polite farmer, who gave me a ride back to mainland, didn’t…

blog like no one is reading

I write here to share ideas that come up from time to time. Writing them out helps me to process them. Editing my words, over and over (sometimes not enough)  helps me to further work through the idea and the issues. I publish it publicly because it is important to leave a legacy of our…

Visits at the end

I am a big believer in honoring people for who they are and what they have accomplished, no matter how small. I am not sentimental and I do not linger in relationships out of obligation or hopes of some magical result. The concept of karma, cause and effect, is not lost on me but I…

Christmas…… are you celebrating it?

There are two Christmas celebrations. One, the consumerist celebration where we bribe each other in hopes that goodwill can be generated with money instead of time and fellowship. A celebration supported by business hoping to keep selling product. Two, a religous celebration that takes a historical story of God coming in the form of a…

The Problem with “Wisdom”

The Problem with “Wisdom” when it comes from old text written long ago, is that the world was a horrible place long ago. People did horrible things to each other, leaders manipulated people using lies stacked upon lies and death came far too quickly. This statement, is still far too simple compared to the the…