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the necessity of diversity

March 19, 2009

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Celebrate Diversity? Absolutely, but that’s not enough… At the heart of all systems in creation is such vast diversity, that… “We need to depend on diversity” (Margaret J. Wheatley) All of life is made up of systems. And research shows that the more diverse a system is, the more sustainable it becomes. Diversity gives life. […]

the god of comfort

March 11, 2009

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“People wish to be settled. Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.” ~ Emerson “The lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.” ~ Kahlil Gibran I believe our culture worships the god of comfort, or maybe a better word is […]

the god of certainty

March 11, 2009

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“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it” – H. E. Fosdick “Each of us creates a picture of our world by connecting a dozen or so of the trillions of dots that would need to […]

home

March 8, 2009

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Since my separation over two years ago and subsequent divorce, I’ve often felt quite homeless, a stranger in a strange land. My roots were cut off. What mattered to me was ripped away. As I sat and drank that beer alone in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, I realized that: Home is not where your stuff is. […]

crumbs from your table

March 8, 2009

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The tourism industry has created a lot of questions in my mind, especially in the last few days. Interestingly, I’ve been sent on a Caribbean cruise, er uh, conference by my employer. Extreme mass consumption is the name of this game. The countries we have stopped at are well known for their poverty. Yet, because […]

ocean wind

March 8, 2009

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I’m on a cruise in the Caribbean, paid for by my job. Can you believe it? I can’t. They call it a conference. And there is some good learning going on. But what amazes me is the extreme consumption that this whole cruise-thing is designed for. How much food, booze, merchandise, gambling, and entertainment can […]