Archive for February, 2006

The nobility of nature and the wrath of our indifference

, written by Jeremy

What would the elephants say?

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The desperate fear that lives in every man:

, written by Jeremy

get happy ……

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Metaphors of re-innovation

, written by Jeremy

To see further, stand on giants.

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Regaining the helm of time

, written by Jeremy

You are invited to stop.

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philologr: poignancy, sublime, prosaic

, written by Jeremy

Nothing can be ravishing that is not pervasively beautiful.

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Wholemindedness: The brilliance of an unfettered mind

, written by Jeremy

Time management's greatest gift is wholemindedness.

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Deliberate attention to presence

, written by Jeremy

Every moment is the last we will ever have.

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philologr: bumptious

, written by Jeremy

bumptious — bump·tious (bÅ­mp’shÉ™s) — an adjective describing actions that are crudely or loudly assertive; pushy.

It is, perhaps, a blend of “bump” and “presumptuous”.

From Jane Jacobs in The Death and Life of Great American Cities:

“As children

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The brilliance of moments: how success is ultimately determined by now

, written by Jeremy

I travel from Edmonton to Calgary and back almost every week.  It’s a three hour drive one-way, so I have a big chunk of time to listen to podcasts.  This week I listened to an interview, by Todd at …

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It is only fear and it’s mine to own.

, written by Jeremy

The first scene in the Matrix shows a woman, Trinity, sitting alone in a dark room. It’s obvious she’s hiding from something, wispering away on the phone.

Her back is to the only door in the room. With the requisite …

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People first. Marketers … later.

, written by Jeremy

I’ve hit a snag with the Foundation Series. It reads like crap.

I’m still wobbly on what I ought to say so I default to obfuscation. Orwell said it best, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.” I’m …

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Anniversary

, written by Jeremy

Today my wife and I share our 8th anniversary.  And tomorrow is Valentines.

So … a love song.  Get the tune here.

“If single words like love mean more than ever before:
you’ve brought back life to time
and

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RSS: Pick your watershed

, written by Jeremy

Eric Schwartzman recently interviewed Doc Searls.  In the chat, Doc talked about the ways he uses RSS.  Listening to that conversation I finally understood the tremendous power of RSS functionality.

Until now I’ve just used RSS to keep me …

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Advice for visionaries

, written by Jeremy

Christopher Alexander in an interview with Kenneth Baker:

“If you start something, you must have a vision of the thing which arises from your instinct about preserving and enhancing what is there. … If you’re working correctly, the feeling doesn’t

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Unfussy and whole

, written by Jeremy

Have you heard of Christopher Alexander? I’ve written about him before (1, 2, 3).

I’m fascinated by his ideas and have yet to read a single book he’s written. But his interests in the human response …

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philologr: platitudinous

, written by Jeremy

platitudinous — plati·tu’di·nous — a derivative of plat·i·tude (plăt’Ä­-tÅ«d, -tyÅ«d), a noun meaning a trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant. Without freshness or appeal because of overuse: banal, bromidic, clichéd, …

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philologr: flibbertigibbet

, written by Jeremy

flibbertigibbet — flib·ber·ti·gib·bet (flÄ­b’É™r-tÄ“-jÄ­b’Ä­t) — a noun meaning a silly, scatterbrained, or garrulous person. A derivative of flibberty-gibberty.

Quoted by Malcolm Gladwell in Troublemakers — What pit bulls can teach us about profiling:

“There are a lot of pit

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