Monthly Archives: August 2009

Smart Phones: What Comes Next

BLOG Smart Phones: What Comes Next A few years ago I made a pitch to one of the large cellphone manufacturers to create a smart phone that could, to some extent, become a ‘buddy’ — it could remind you of … Continue reading

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Links (and Top Tweets) for the Week: August 16, 2009

BLOG Links (and Top Tweets) for the Week: August 15, 2009 Permaculture as a Model for Dealing With Complex Systems: As I have often written on this blog, complex systems (such as ecological and social systems) do not lend themselves … Continue reading

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What It Means to Be Human: Being Covalent Instead of Ambivalent About Community

BLOG What It Means to Be Human: Our Natural Ambivalence About Community cartoon, Rufus & Quack, #3, by the author, from 2006 Lately I’ve been conversing with my friend Mushin about the value of doing all we can do now … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Learned From My Dad This Week

BLOG Ten Things I Learned From My Dad This Week For the past week I’ve been in Winnipeg visiting my father in hospital. He’s lost much of his cognitive, language and spatial abilities, and memory, and he’s in hospital because … Continue reading

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Creating a Resilient, Natural ‘World of Ends’ Economy

BLOG Creating a Resilient, Natural ‘World of Ends’ Economy My friend Dale and I have been conversing about my recent post concerning why so many entrepreneurs want to be sole proprietors, when, historically, committed partnerships (of people with a shared … Continue reading

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Where’s Dave?

BLOG Where’s Dave Since last Wednesday I have been in Winnipeg helping to look after my father, whose cognitive and language skills continue to deteriorate, and who’s now in the hospital because the medicine they prescribed to combat the decline … Continue reading

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we were here

BLOG We Were Here Yesterday I spent a delightful morning with old friend Andrew Campbell and his business colleague Amy Leung, who were visiting from the UK. We talked a lot about art, and presence, and the diseconomies of scale … Continue reading

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Preparing for Civilization’s Collapse: How Do We Create Community?

BLOG How Do We Create Community? My friend Joe Bageant (who credits his son with the quote) says that “community is born of necessity”. Hopkins village in Belize (photo above) where Joe now lives was founded of necessity three hundred … Continue reading

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Links and Top Tweets of the Week: August 1, 2009

BLOG Links of the Week: August 1, 2009 now do you see why i want to fly?: piwakawaka (nz fantail) — photo by pete mcgregor Shirking Our Personal Responsibility: Jason Godesky is back in great form in a brilliant essay … Continue reading

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