Consider the power of an idea. I’m not referring to an ideology. I’m talking about the unexpected, grass roots-type of “hey, what if…?” that has given us intermittent windshield wipers and Post-it notes. It’s the moment when loosely associated thoughts and ideas suddenly correlate into a surprising new thing. And that’s an explanation that doesn’t… Continue reading the power of an idea
My personal voting guide: Vote YES on anything you don’t want. And vote NO on raising cuts to increased reductions lowering higher spending.
My annual list updated for 2010. 1. Treat it like the unrecognized, under-appreciated “pre-holiday” holiday that it is, and decorate your entire house and yard with orange lights, pumpkins, spiders, coffins, cobwebs, ghosts, and scary music. 2. Turn off the porch light and go out for a nice, uninterrupted dinner. 3. Find a church with… Continue reading halloween options for christians
For the past three weeks I’ve been working with a local church on communications for an inter-faith panel they hosted over the weekend in their regular services. Under the heading “Are all Religions the Same?” representatives from five major world religions – Buddhism, Judaism, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church), Islam… Continue reading the inter-faith panel
Fast Company reports an eerily optimistic story about iris scanners being installed throughout a large city in Mexico. Here are a few of the creepiest excerpts: “Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years,” he says.” “To implement the system, the city is… Continue reading iris scanners create “secure” city
Earlier this week Christianity Today posted a timely article: What Is the Gospel Response to the Prop. 8 Decision? – a collection of observations by Christian thinkers, primarily academics. I’ve read through it several times, and find myself feeling… well, disappointed. But if there’s one thing I know absolutely about Prop 8, it’s that it’s… Continue reading thoughts for christian leaders on prop 8 decision
I was having lunch with a friend the other day, and we were discussing living and working in the new economy. As many of you know, I was laid off a full-time job over a year ago, and have been making ends meet through the benevolence of friends and a lot of freelance writing. I… Continue reading the resume gap advantage