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#DoSomethingEveryDay To Blunt the Impact of Trump

I wrote this article to offer ideas on how we can lessen the impact that a Trump Presidency is likely to foster in our country. “If you are an independent woman, person of color, LGBTQ, Muslim, Jewish, non-Christian, atheist, immigrant, disabled, a white heterosexual Christian male who has love in your heart, or anyone who cares […]

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Keeping It Simple in Information Development

This post is going to run counter to a lot of conventional wisdom. When people write about information development they often extol the virtues of the latest content creation or delivery software and technologies. I myself have done that too. But I have been in this business for a long time and there are advantages […]

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Excellent Sheep

It tugs at my convictions to offer a great review for a book that I just finished reading, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, by William Deresiewicz. There is a tendency that all of us succumb to that prompts us to discount an entire work of […]

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Wealthy Is Relative

I live in San Francisco where there is currently a culture war in full swing between those who have been labeled economically “wealthy” and “privileged” and those who have been labeled economically challenged. This has come about due to quickly escalating housing prices, neighborhood demographic changes, and other factors. My more left or progressive friends, […]

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The Age of Outrospection

I have been a vehement proponent of introspection for most of my adult life. As Socrates first espoused, I’ve always considered introspection, looking inward, the path to a good and wise life. The “know thyself” adage is something to which I’ve always aspired. And I still do. In the RSA Animate video, The Power of Outrospection, […]

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Non-Linear Learning Is OK

“I’m a very organised and rational and linear thinker, and you have to stop all that to write a novel.” Hilary Mantel Most of us were programmed early on starting with our very first day in school to think of learning as a linear process. In other words, the predetermined curriculum says first you learn […]

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