Community

•August 28, 2012 • Leave a Comment

‘The more we get together the happier we’ll be.” – Raffi

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6 types of people –

•August 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Taken from Laurence Overmire, on Elephantjournal.com, also at www.TheOneIdeaThatSavesTheWorld.com

The House is on Fire.

The people in the house are
Sleeping and in great danger

Seven of their neighbors will come along
Each with an opportunity to save them

Person #1
Does not see the fire
Consumed in his own thoughts
He passes by in ignorant oblivion

Person #2
Sees the fire
But, not wanting to get involved
Walks on by

Person #3
Sees the fire
But, shocked and terrified
Is left immobilized in a state of panic

Person #4
Sees the fire
And immediately takes action
First, phoning the fire department
Then, knocking on the door to
Wake up the inhabitants

Person #5
Sees the fire
And, daring what no one else would
Enters the house to try to
Save the inhabitants

Person #6
Sees the fire
Surveys the scene
And discovers an opportunity
To promote his own interests and
Make a buck
(He’s the one handing out
His business card to sell his stuff)

Person #7
Set the fire
And lurks unnoticed
Watching the destruction
Not caring really
About anything at all.

The house is Mother Earth.

Generalism

•May 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment
As presented at the latest Society of Rural Physicians conference in Whistler….
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

 

Morning Calm

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

“Skip your morning meditation and watch this instead” on elephant.

Baby’s first bath.

Gratitude Expression

•April 22, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I really enjoyed this post and the vimeo posted by Hailey Batholomew, too.

Caine’s Arcade

•April 16, 2012 • Leave a Comment

beautifully creative. And inspiring.  A flash mob at Caine’s homemade arcade!

 

“Nirvan says: ‘I just finished this short film about a 9-year-old boy’s elaborate DIY cardboard arcade. Caine made his arcade using boxes from his dad’s used auto parts store. He hadn’t had many customers, so we set up a fun flashmob to make his day, and filmed his response. I hope it brings a smile to your day. P.S. Caine’s Arcade is in East LA. You should visit it sometime – Caine is still building new additions!'”

The Power of Introverts

•April 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment

A TED Talk by Susan Cain