Tag Archives: life experience

The Myth of Meritocracy?

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.” – Anonymous One subtle thread that was present in the last post, It’s not just the 1%. The upper middle class is oppressing everyone else, … Continue reading

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Of Verbs, Circles, and the Cultural Mean

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” – A child’s desperate retort. Remember that refrain? Seems like a necessary staple that runs through every pre-adolescent’s life, reinforced by helpful friends and parents desperate to … Continue reading

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Imperfection is Everything (Guest Post)

“When you’re dealt lemons in life, make lemonade” – Said by way too many people to count. I think I’ve passed a tipping point. No, not the tangible reality of another birthday, but that intangible feeling that something just happened. … Continue reading

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James and the Giant Peach

“There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses” – Plato, Phaedo I think I’ve detected my Muse. Or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof.  Most certainly, I’ve discovered what (s)he is trying to do. … Continue reading

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On Internal and External Forces, and Ironmen

Once again, remember: “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste” – Paul Romer, 2004 You’ve probably noticed that it’s taken me quite a while to get to another blog post. This was not necessarily due to an attack of … Continue reading

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The $100 Question

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste” – Paul Romer, 2004 It’s taken a while to get to this point, but I trust you will find that it is worth it. Where we are now is the result of … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – The Whopping Effects of the Nonexistent Culture of Nations

While researching materials for the topic of the Culture of Nations, I discovered a very impressive book, one that I have now readily added to my Top Ten or More List of significant books (in this world there really needs … Continue reading

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