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My blue puzzle piece

a collecting ideas and fitting them together


Two questions inspire two comments

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:21:50 -0400

Blogger and reader, Trinifar, initiates a conversation about attentiveness and the consequences of our behaviors.

The circle of observers

Sun, 06 Jan 2008 11:30:00 -0500

Some people act as if they can see all there is to see. We can see their blind spot.

Two questions about behavior, one about fire

Mon, 03 Sep 2007 14:21:32 -0400

How should we behave if we care about the consequences of our behaviors? How often does fighting fire with fire really work?

(draft) Enough rolling rocks

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 18:45:00 -0400

It's frustrating to roll rocks uphill. It's even frustrating to watch other people try to roll rocks uphill. This post is an indirect response to attitudes and behaviors I've been seeing a lot of, lately.

Seeking solutions in the culture domain

Fri, 18 May 2007 18:00:00 -0400

"Seeking solutions in the culture domain", a new piece that fits neatly with the metaphor of "the tip of the iceberg"

Tip of the iceberg

Fri, 18 May 2007 18:00:00 -0400

Sometimes it's helpful to see below the tip of the iceberg. Sometimes it's even more helpful to behave as if the rest of the iceberg matters.

Two worth reading

Fri, 18 May 2007 18:00:00 -0400

Added to the bookshelf: Changing Planes, by Ursula K. Le Guin and The Cave, by Jose Saramago.

to be wise is to see

Fri, 18 May 2007 18:00:00 -0400

The word "wise" once meant "to see". Maybe it's time to bring back that meaning...

a simple matter of perspective

Fri, 18 May 2007 18:00:00 -0400

Words of wisdom from the late Douglas Adams.

Escaping the pinch of a finger trap

Fri, 18 May 2007 18:00:00 -0400

The secret to escape a finger trap is to understand it first. Insight into the mechanisms that trap us leads to solutions that actually work. What we believe about the mechanisms of our world make a huge difference in our ability to live freely-- or to feel pinched tightly in a giant finger trap.

Books I find useful

Fri, 18 May 2007 18:00:00 -0400

The mythology of economics. Seeing the world from different perspectives. Ten books significant to me; a blog meme conversation. And more...

Human Population Estimate: 6,642,322,255 as of January 6, 2008

Sun, 06 Jan 2008 12:20:00 -0500

estimated human population of our shrinking island