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Time, from A to Z (Zimbardo, that is)

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Philip Zimbardo’s 2008 presentation on The Time Paradox offers a remarkable look at how individuals and groups perceive time, and what that means for personal and social development.

Remember the milk (on working at home)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The other day Philip Greenspun wrote a provocative (that is, a typically iconoclastic) article, Universities and Economic Growth. It’s well-worth reading, so click through and take a look. (h/t @KathySierra) I just want to use a small passage in that piece as a jumping off point for another observation that’s completely unrelated to Phil’s agenda. […]

Drug use as side effect of suppressing innovation and risk-taking?

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

The other day Rob Randall posted an entry, Amsterdam cracks down on prostitution, cannabis: lessons for Victoria?, on which I left a long comment. Rob’s post was about how Amsterdam is reconsidering its liberal laws regarding drugs (and prostitution). My comment wasn’t about Amsterdam or about liberalizing drug laws (as such), but more discursive, “thinking-out-loud” […]

More notes on Brandon Rosario, school reaction, and media fall-out

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Doc Searls added to the threads on Brandon Rosario’s performance with the wonderfully titled entry, Think softly and punish a big schtick. We know where the soft thinking is… Doc found a bonus link, Meet Brandon Rosario by Red Tory, a local blogger I hadn’t seen before. (His profile picture is of Francis Urquhart, or […]

File under: Shameless reposting of a locally reported story

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

An article in our local paper just caught my eye: Belmont student’s edgy speech sparks complaints, by Louise Dickson. Now we all know that the official paper never does what the bloggers do (ow!, where’s my tongue? heck, I think I dislodged it!), and naturally all headlines are to be taken at face value …sure. […]

“Creepy treehouse”

Friday, April 18th, 2008

I think the phrase “creepy treehouse” needs more traction, which is why I’m blogging it. Read about it on Flexknowlogy.  Here’s a brief excerpt, but you must click through and read the whole entry by Jared Stein.  It’s excellent! creepy treehouse see also creepy treehouse effect n. A place, physical or virtual (e.g. online), built […]

Ubiquitous Place(s)

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve read many interesting things about “the local,” a topos (literally!) that’s being mined in the wake of our lengthy infatuation / fascination with “the global.” I suppose it’s about time — maybe you can’t be general without being specific, and vice versa. Trendwatching kicked things off in early […]

Graduate, v. or n.

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Jay Parini, in his article The Model Graduation Speaker, writes that he tends to cry at weddings and graduations, “though rarely at funerals.” Well, I graduated into some BS today, and what he wrote very nearly made me cry, even as it worked to repair reality. Especially that last bit: For the most part, I […]

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