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A Sketchnote for Valentines Day

A Sketchnote for Valentines Day

Sometimes there is a day you want to remember. Valentines Day 2016 was one of these. Nothing unusual happened...just another day enjoying time my spouse so much. Breakfast, small trinkets,…

Hang in there, I’m coming

It's been a while since I've posted. There are a lot of "postings in waiting" and I've got a short stack of Fave Ideas of the Week to catch up…

How do you assess the world?

We're social and tribal, we humans. And making assessments, judgments and forming opinions is part of the supple cloth that we weave in our relationships, in how we perceive things,…

Fave idea of the week : May 16th, 2008

   When Nathan Moody did his brown bag for us, he mentioned delivering a magpie piece...the shineyshiney stuff that catches the eye. I'm a total crow/magpie/squirrel...something shiney generally rules my…

Fave idea of the week : Apr 18th, 2008

This one got me thinking...at the latest all-hands meeting we were discussing consulting projects, and Trisha said this evocative thing..."How do you want to be incented? Do you want to…

I’m a thinker, not a feeler

Peter blogged about his empathy quotient, and a bunch of us joined in the test. I ranked low, which didn't really surprise me. I was a 36 out of 80.…

Emeryville General Plan Workshop

Emeryville General Plan Workshop Last night I attended a workshop for the City of Emeryville, and we did a participatory design activity. It was interesting to see the different mindsets…