A Mystery of Time – Relativity and our sense of time
A Tale of Two Flags – My first experience with mob psychology
A Whole Earth Approach to Economic Growth – Costa Rica’s holistic approach to business and the environment
All Together Now – A quantum perspective on today’s many divisions.
An Illuminating Paradox – Traffic safety and the dual nature of drivers
Another Kind of Holistic Health – An holistic approach to health that links various health fields together
As We Are Now – Modern gravestones and our dual nature
Back To The…50s?!? – In the 2016 elections, many wanted to go back in time
The Benefits of Traveling Slower – How we travel affects how we see the world
Beyond Fortress America – Some politicians seem to be looking for control where it’s not possible
Blizzards and Butterflies – A response to climate change deniers
Bottom-up in Rio – How spreading technology is empowering slum-dwellers in Brazil
Building Holistically – Considering a building’s “community ecology” during its design.
Butterflies on Valentine’s Day – The butterfly effect in life
Came the Apocalypse – A new TV show offers a fanciful escape from today’s world.
Cargo Cult Science – Conservatives’ weird science
Certain Dangers – In our uncertain world, certainty can breed tragedy
Chaos on Wall Street – Chaos theory and the financial crisis
Clean-up Time – Responding to disasters – both natural and political
Complexity on Wall Street – Managing risk in a complex system
Dances With Sled Dogs – Learning about success on the Iditarod trail
Dreams Can Come True – Reflections on Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech 47 years later
E pluribus pluribus – Individualism in an interconnected world
Either/Or – Seeing beyond a Black & White world
Enter The Young – Early signs of action by those who’ve grown up in the Quantum Age.
Failing Institutions – Why are so many institutions today messing up?
Failing Tests – Problems with No Child Left Behind
Fantasyland Comes to Town – Events can alter your view of reality
Fear and Political Beliefs – Fear about our changing world can lead to political extremism
Fixing the System – Taking a systems-based approach to dealing with problems
Fighting the System – How the popularity and nature of a system can create obstacles to fixing it
Flu In The Time Of Globalism – The world is complex: how to deal with its decentralized crises
Fury (There Will Be Blood) – How Trumpism may end.
Getting Beyond Individualism vs Collectivism – Transcending our current political schism
Give a Little Nudge – Guiding behavior, rather than forcing it
Got a Revolution – A new president for a new world
Got to Get Back to the Garden – Replacing the old, Newtonian view of a clockwork universe
Government by the People – Technology as really empowered us – except as citizens
Holistic Healing for Deserts – and Climate Change? – Revitalizing grasslands – and possibly the climate
How Risky Are Stocks? – Gauging uncertainty in the stock market
How the Internet Got Its Rules – Openness and the emergence of the Internet
Improving the Norm – Taking a more holistic approach to dealing with aberrant behaviors
Is It Moral to Cheer bin Laden’s Death? – Some things to consider
Is THIS the American Century? – Why America might flourish in this century
It’s a Small World After All – Global reaction to Obama’s election
It’s a Wonderful Life – Quantum age take on a holiday classic
The “Job Creator” Myth – What can we learn from modern science regarding the trickle down model of economics?
Keep the Change – Why are some conservatives so angry these days?
Money Can’t Buy Me Art – It turns out money is not the best incentive for creativity
New Terms for New Times – Transformational times sometimes require a new vocabulary
No Faith Left – How things can look in a transitional period without rules
No More Secrets – The decline of secrecy in a Googlized world
Not Housing, But Homes – A new approach to long-term health care
Nothing There – Art that’s a con
OccupyWallStreet and Failing Institutions – Wall Street and its occupiers are symptoms of something bigger
Of Moles and Squeegee Men – Whether Bush, Cheney & Co. should be investigated
Oh…Nuts – Why are tiny groups of nutty people gaining so much influence? What can we do about it?
On Track to Saving Gas – A bottom-up approach to reducing use of gas in cars and trucks
On Trees and Forests – Why the experts didn’t see the financial crisis coming
Out of Many, One – “Never doubt that a small group can change the world”
“Pants” on the Web – How quickly things can change in an interconnected world
Paranoia Strikes Deep – Information security in the real world
Race War Talk – In the summer of 2016, things were getting heated
Reality Isn’t What It Used to Be – Understanding reality today
Religion’s Darkness – We must remember religion can be a force for evil as well as good
Religious Differences in Our Global Village – Getting beyond religious intolerance
Restoring Science – And Democracy – The importance of science in a democracy
Rx for Disaster – The truth about “job-killing regulations.”
Science Is More Than Just An Opinion – What distinguishes science from opinions.
Self-reliance – Being self-reliant is not enough in an interconnected world
Slay Riding to Oblivion – The decline of newspapers and what it means for democracy
Start Making Sense – Dealing with wacky right-wing spam from friends
“Stuff” Happens – How systems thinking can deepen our understanding of our world
Swept Away – Thoughts on being swept up in a group movement
Ten Years After – September 11th and our changed world
“The End” Is Past – …at least for the Mayan Apocalypse hoopla
The Fascinating Physics of Everyday Life – How physics provides a framework for understanding everyday life.
The Linkage Is Blowing In The Wind – Thoughts arising from a fall walk
The Only Certainty Is Uncertainty – Looking for certainty? Modern physics has some bad news for you
The Relativity Machine – Experience relativity on a bike
The Trouble With Hurry – Enjoying fall foliage – even if we eventually have to rake it
The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree – Why a college education should be about more than a career
The Whole World’s Watching – A presidential inauguration in an interconnected world
The Word From the Street – The future of mass media in a bottom-up world
They’rrr Baaack! – More thoughts on reality, as another movie crew comes to town
Things Have Changed – 2017 – The Kennedy assassination and our changed world
Uncertain Times – Learning to live with uncertainty
“Walking Up” Won’t Stop School Shootings – Being nice alone can’t solve this problem.
Want to Teach Children? You Need a Little SOLE – A new way of learning and teaching
Wave Riding – Bicycle riding and the wave/particle duality
What Do Libertarian Farmers Grow? – Libertarianism in context
What’s Going On? – First post on this blog
What’s the Big Idea? – Finding a new world view
What We Measure Is What We’ll Get – Our view of the economy is shaped by what we measure
Where Are The “Deciders”? – Why we seem to have so few real leaders today.
Who’ll Pave the Roads? – When tax cuts don’t help
Who’s the Brains of This Outfit? Maybe All of Us – Is modern technology turning us into a giant “social brain”?
Winning With Uncertainty – Why Bode Miller skied so much better in the 2010 Winter Olympics
You Can’t Believe Your Eyes – What we perceive isn’t necessarily what’s there.
“You Didn’t Build That” – The Key to Progress – Apparently, the exchange of ideas is like sex