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Power/ Influence

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

A few days ago the Vancouver Sun published BC’s top 100 influential women – it’s entirely possible that I would have missed the Sun‘s report if not for Alexandra Samuel‘s extensive blog post, Vancouver Sun list of 100 influential women in BC shows influence beyond Twitter. This evening I came across Are you an influencer? […]


Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Night thoughts about exigency (something I have no time for). Exigency: An urgent situation …a situation requiring extreme effort or attention. Exigence: demand. Think child-rearing, perhaps? Think about having hardly any time for yourself, as you prepare yourself to be on constant alert, inbetween the moments that punctuate perpetual vigilance with pure delight? Is it […]

“Good-bye, Name-for-yourself…”

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

In the film “It Should Happen to You,” Judy Holliday’s character Gladys Glover illustrates some lessons around privacy while we get a glimpse of personal branding, 1950s-style.

Can artifice be truthful? (My Kraftwerk interlude)

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

I’m listening to a couple of Kraftwerk CDs that my son requested for his birthday: Die Menschmaschine and Trans Europa Express. There are a number of good links on Youtube for those who need a Kraftwerk refresher: Die Roboter (ignore the intro) and Das Modell, for example. When both Kraftwerk and I were younger and […]

Interruption: another word for clutter?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I’ve come to believe that another word for “interruptions” is clutter: A sort of mental clutter and time clutter that becomes a bad habit (“habit clutter”).

Eyeglass hack

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Fashion hack: use high-end sunglasses as stylish eye-glasses.

Henry James Barcelona

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I watched Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona recently. It was enjoyable and fun to watch – to a point. It had all the classic hallmarks of a Woody Allen story, as it revolved around the American (and now also European) upper-middle-class set – which made it watchable, but also made it annoying. The acting was […]

Could “localism” help dilute “narcissism”?

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Update, see end of post. Ok, ok, I know it’s not a question I (or anyone) could possibly answer in a short blog post, but consider the discussions around the Emily Gould phenomenon (here, here, here, or a million other sites online). Fast Company‘s Laura Palotie column, How Emily Gould Turns Us On, closes as […]

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU on Vimeo

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU on Vimeo Click on the title (above) to see a stop-motion animation of some fantastic graffiti carried out by BLU in Buenos Aires.  Amazing. Found via Cool Hunting (click through for their description/ commentary).

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