Monthly Archives: October 2007

Communities Based on Love

One of my intentions in life is to co-found an Intentional (Natural) Community, a collective of between 20 and 150 people, living and (through Natural Enterprises) making a living together, self-sufficiently, in harmony with nature. The biggest challenge to achieving … Continue reading

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Vignette #6: A Little Romance

I have been asked to take this story down. It breaks my heart to do so, because it’s a lovely and extraordinary little story, written in real time by two real people in a world that is in some ways … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: Love, Leadership, and Let-Self-Change

I‘ve been learning a lot in the past couple of weeks. This learning has all come from conversations, not from reading or research. And to my surprise, none of these conversations has been face-to-face or even voice-to-voice. From these conversations, … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread: October 28, 2007

…and yet gasoline prices remain below May/07 levels and the stock market is near record high territory. Huh? What I’m Thinking of Writing (and Podcasting) About Soon: Coping With the Strategy Paradox: I met recently with Michael Raynor, who wrote … Continue reading

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Saturday Links of the Week — October 27, 2007

Ruffed grouse painting by Walton Ford, a satire on the style of Audubon, in The New Yorker. Manatus is the Dutch name for Manhattan, then near-wilderness New Amsterdam, and 1626 was possibly the year of the arrival of Dutch slave … Continue reading

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Fantasy Stories

I attended a seminar recently on carbon cap-and-trade schemes. While skeptics say such schemes are merely a licence to pollute, I have kept an open mind about them. They are a useful subject for discussion and learning. The idea of … Continue reading

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Shhh

Cartoon from the New Yorker by William Haefeli. Buy his artwork here. I spent the past weekend at my in-laws’ in Vancouver, celebrating a special birthday. They’re wonderful people, and I really enjoy their company. But since my last visit … Continue reading

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How We Became Everybody-Else

Ratings of attractiveness of various morphs of portraits of 30 women. Note how closely the average of all 30 portraits resembles the highest-rated morph. From Pierre Tourigny’s flickr site — also check out the two other image sets he refers … Continue reading

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Do We Need Leaders?: A Conversation with Jon Husband

THIS IS PODCAST #2 (28:10) — CLICK ON THIS ARCHIVE.ORG LINK TO LISTEN TO IT. TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS. DAVE: As a result of my first podcast, with Chris Corrigan a couple of weeks ago, I decided to explore the issue of … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread — October 21, 2007

cartoon by Patrick Chappatte What I’m Thinking of Writing (and Podcasting) About Soon: Coping With the Strategy Paradox: I met recently with Michael Raynor, who wrote The Strategy Paradox. He’s now looking at what else we can do to deal … Continue reading

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