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Category Archives: Politics & Sociology

The Web We Lost

Good blog: The Web We Lost.  It describes the evolution of the “cool web” (my quotes) into a less-inspiring commercial proposition.  Resonates.  Utterly predictable too.  Watch for lots of innovator’s dilemma beginning to occur in the social-industry; the quickened pace of these cycles is breathtaking and a little scary nowadays. Although I’m a technologist and […]

Vast Public Indifference: Here’s a Stumper

I love it when smart people still care:

Mapping Stereotypes

This site is mightily entertaining and deeply educational: Mapping Stereotypes | Alpha Designer

Sidney Rittenberg: Mao’s Buddy and Fox Island Neighbor!

At lunchtime was listening to KUOW and heard a really interesting interview of Sidney Rittenberg, a man with an interesting historical background and a current resident of Fox Island which is part of the greater Gig Harbor circle.  It’s a small world when you can run into a fellow at the Safeway grocery store who […]

Your words are wasted

Obviously,  I agree with the sentiment…

The ‘Busy’ Trap –


The Show Me State

Sometimes during collaboration with co-workers I’ll pointedly throw out a reference to Missouri and how it’s good to “be from the show me state.”  [Let the record show I’m from California]   I have become used to the youngsters in my teams giving me that certain what’s the old codger smokin’ look.  Ahh, middle age. Flipping […]

Two equally convenient solutions

I like this quotation from Henri Poincaré: To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. | Tapestry | Lessons For Living

Caught just a few minutes of a good Tapestry this weekend — enough to know that I want to go back some time to listen to the whole episode and follow up on author/researcher Karl Pillemer. | Tapestry | Lessons For Living. I was touched by what Pillemer found in his research — that […] | The Sunday Edition | Our celebration of CBC’s 75th Anniversary!

This week, the Sunday Edition’s live celebration of CBC Radio’s 75th Anniversary. Part roast, part toast; highlighting the best from the vault and looking ahead to the future with special guests including Sylvia Tyson, Serena Ryder, Barbara Lica, Judy Maddren, Mark Starowicz, Don Ferguson and an all-star band directed by Joe Sealy. via | […]