Imagine ... Imagine if we were immune from the constraints of “so-called” societal norms – free to determine our own fates, our own definitions of happiness … free of the expectations of others. Imagine if the default was to include … not exclude. Imagine if we embraced and yearned for the future and change – rather … Continue reading Thoughts on a ‘Perfect World’ for 2016
More than any other human artifacts, buildings improve with time … but only if they’re allowed to. ~ Stuart Brand Several years ago I read book called “How Buildings Learn” by Stuart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalogue. The premise of the book was that a building whether it’s a house, a factory, or … Continue reading The “Pop-Up Community” and the Evolution of the Commercial Space
The events in the Ukraine, and specifically Kiev, over the last couple weeks have been extraordinary. A group of determined protesters overthrew a government with heavy backing from Russia. And most amazing is that the protesters were not driven by irrational religious zeal, but rather by a desire for economic reform. They've 'Raised their flag' … Continue reading Now you’ve ‘Raised your flag’ … what’s next?
Update January 19, 2013: I wrote this post three years ago. And just, if not more appriopriate today than then. Naively so I thought that maybe by 2014 things might be different. Maybe in some respects they are. A new generation is gaining more of a foothold in the world (For the better I believe). … Continue reading Can we ever stop the march of the Neanderthals?
"We have a new bigotry in America. We don't want to be around anyone who disagrees with us about anything."~ Bill Clinton at the 2013 GLAAD Awards We live in world of conformity. Being different, being ... "not like everyone else is or like your supposed to be" - is bad. Because if you're different, then … Continue reading Nurture your “Weirdos” … and let them bloom!