Archive for February, 2009

Admittedly Stupid

Are we so afraid of appearing “stupid” that we let it effect our ability to learn and grow? Although the position presented here is pointing at scientific research, for my money it applies generally to any type of research, investigation or line of inquiry. From the article: The crucial lesson was that the scope of […]


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Evidently We’re No Different

I recall several years ago when there was a large uproar in the Muslim community over some caricature cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. At the time I just shook my head and though how over-sensitive and reactionary the protesters were. As Americans we wouldn’t have that sort of reaction over a silly cartoon. Fast forward […]


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Learning from Ice

Just before Christmas in 2007, after a cold November and December built up snow and ice on our roof the weather turned unexpectedly warm and rained. This caused the massive ice jam on the east edge of the roof to come loose and fall 3 stories into the driveway below where, unfortunately, our cars were […]


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Structured Improvisation

Up to this evening our ballroom dancing classes have focused on the “structure” of the dance – the beat, dancing the box step, the under arm turn, and the quarter turn. Tonight we learned the forward and back progressions. This breaks us out of the box type movement and into using the full floor. Doing […]


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