We never really know. It just happens. I lost my sister this past week. Well, I guess people would call her my sister-in-law, but really she was like both my second sister and a brother I never had. 41 years. That's a long time. We take it for granted. It seems like our most loved … Continue reading What We Never Know
Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
How do you know that? Why do you think that? How does that make any sense? I was a highly opinionated child with a lot of crazy ideas. But my Dad was patient. He never told me "that's crazy" or "that's wrong". Instead he usually greeted my pronouncements with some variation of those three … Continue reading Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
Doing the Write Thing
The past 4 weeks have been unsettling. As above, so below. At my school where I've spent 8 years heavily engaged in governance, planning, and accreditation work I've come under a severe personal and "political" attack that has put the open learning project I've led at risk. I didn't see that coming. Yet, three weeks ago I … Continue reading Doing the Write Thing
Do Markets Like Totalitarian Governments?
Food for thought. We've been bombarded with messages for at least 20 years about how markets and democracy have triumphed. Central planning is dead. Further we're constantly told that democracy is "on the march" and totalitarian governments can't survive. The intellectual descendants of Milton Friedman and Hayek like to assert that markets promote freedom and … Continue reading Do Markets Like Totalitarian Governments?
We all have choices. The nation and society is the aggregate of all our choices. This is an excellent video (it's a palindrome) by a 20yr old: