The Freedom to be Wise

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” ~ John Adams   Tomorrow is Canada’s national holiday, and on Monday, our American brothers and sisters celebrate their Independence Day.  So it seems fitting that our thoughts should turn … READ ON >

A Brief History of Time

Goals, like relativity, depend upon the motion of the observer and that which is being observed. I was an arts kid in high school, and that bent continued into college and university. The sciences weren’t my thing. Show me the … READ ON >

I Spy …

First of all, my thanks to all of you. Yesterday, you read my blog and many of you donated to Bridges to America. Not only that, many of you actually thanked me for the opportunity to help. I got an … READ ON >

Instant Karma is Yours for the Giving

Do you believe in karma? John Lennon said, “Instant Karma is gonna get you.” I am sure he was right, and I hope to inspire you to get some of your very own karma at the end of this blog. … READ ON >

Beware of the Siren’s Call

“Technological progress is like putting an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.” – Albert Einstein   I just had to use this quote when I came across it. There are many ways to use or interpret this quote. … READ ON >

Musings for the Small Business Owner

I have been on the road a good bit of the past week. It has been a wonderful time to observe and participate in others’ businesses. Here are 6 of my musings. Clearly define your goals and outcomes. Work everyday … READ ON >

Race Season

Spring has passed and summer is here and lots of folks have hit the pathways, bikeways and roadways to compete or fundraise in all kinds of races. Pledges aside, a microscopically small number of these folks are there for one … READ ON >

I Know Nothing

There are two kinds of “I don’t know”. I don’t speak German; I can’t play piano. I have no idea how to use this program on my computer. These are the things you may not know (yet) because you haven’t … READ ON >

Retooling

              When you have a problem, you are going to choose one of 3 approaches to solving it. With intent. Through avoidance. Retreat. With intent … You attack a problem with intent, especially something … READ ON >

Reshaping the Box

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” ~ George Washington Carver   As we wrap a week in which we mused on the Experience Economy at large, … READ ON >