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christmas: unwrapping meaning

January 8, 2011


For many years, I’ve struggled with finding meaning in Christmas. A quick study of the history of the holiday shows a similar struggle around the world; among Christians (the Puritans banned Christmas in Boston in the 1600s) and governments (US Government didn’t recognize it until the late 1700s and it didn’t become a federal holiday […]

structural inequality

January 8, 2011


What are the “structures”, embedded beliefs, values, and assumptions that cause human inequality? As I step back and ponder this, it appears to me that much of them come from how we deal with differences, with diversity. This may be at the heart of inequality. If we embrace diversity, appreciating the various strengths and weaknesses, […]


January 8, 2011


Change. What do we believe about change? The human race tends to hold deeply rooted assumptions about change; what is possible and what is not possible. The first step to learning and change is stepping back and identifying our assumptions. Not identifying what we say we believe, but identifying what we really believe. Our actions […]

2010 in review

January 2, 2011


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about […]