The recent controversy surrounding Coke’s Superbowl ad, featuring a a multi-lingual rendition of America the Beautiful, reminded me of a conversation with clients about taking a stewardship – versus an ownership – relationship to the ‘gospel’ that informs our work.
Link: Using Bees to Detect Cancer Imagine what the world will be in a 100 years, when we have fully re-membered our symbiotic relationship to everything around us. This is an aspect of how the world was before the primacy of hierarchy, specialization and authority that we have slowly lost since the emergence of writing: […]
A friend posted this image on his Facebook page and it triggered the follow thoughts for me… ‘Long holiday weekend’…a beautiful and cynical shell game. “We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make […]
Carly’s case is of course both unusual and extreme….but from what I see, her condition is not qualitatively different from yours or mine. No one knows what it’s like to be in our body, no one can see what we see or sense what we sense. Our reality is, by it’s nature, a private reality. (continued below […]
As I’m sure the vast majority of you experienced yesterday, Invisible Children (an NGO focused on ending conflict in Uganda) captured the attention of tens of millions of Facebook users yesterday (last count for the Youtube version of the video alone was 30 million views). I myself was moved not only by the worthiness of the cause […]
As a follow-up to my last post, The Weed Economy, here’s a story from the Hindu tradition: Guha was a barbarian hunter. He hunted in the forest with great skill. He was one with the tangled underbrush, cousin to the monkey and the tiger. The priests in the city thought it was their duty to […]
No, not that weed economy; I’m at least 20 years beyond making that particular case. The ‘weed’ I’m referring to is the Industrial Era notion that some things belong and are useful and some things…well, don’t. [A weed is] a plant that is considered by the user of the term to be a nuisance, and normally applied to unwanted […]
In addition to (or perhaps instead of?) goals/resolutions for the year, what is your melody for the year? Is it tight enough that you can actually play/sing it……but at the same time not so tight as to eliminate the possibility of improvisation? You don’t need the whole song, just the root melody; a few simple ‘notes’ […]