On Sunday I visited a house that had dozens of Rubik’s cubes kicking around. I picked one up for the first time in 25+ years and set to task – to finish one side. I chose the largest cube I … Continue reading (Re)Learning 3 Languages: Rubik’s, French, Markup
Yesterday I heard Welby Altidor talk about his new book Creative Courage at The Art of Leadership conference in Vancouver. Much of this blog is really that investigation, how to move out into the world (courage) and do good work … Continue reading The War On Imagination
A few months I attended our strata AGM, where we discussed various needs of the community. One of them is landscaping – we have several small problems with waterlogging and…kids trampling the flowers. It was agreed that we would pull … Continue reading My 7-Year Old Daughter: The Activist
My kids ground me, right? They keep me honest. They see right through me. I used to avoid having photos of them at work, because glancing at them cut me so deeply, it momentarily bamboozled me. Now, though, I like … Continue reading We Become Seekers. We Become Dreamers.
A small, simple story to share how much I love my kids, and the gentle genius of childhood too. When Lola was in kindergarten, she was sharing a moment in her day with us at the dinner table, explaining that … Continue reading What Do You Mean, “White Skin”?!
My nephew turned 19 last week while I was in the UK. I told him, “No present from me, mate. 18 was a landmark age, 19…meh.” We talked about those important birthdays. My sister turned 50 while I was there … Continue reading Suddenly, I’m In The “Heading to Retirement” Cohort.
What is your default action, when you are creating content / stuff? Do you have a beautifully intricate filing system so all of your intellectual property is at hand, just when you need it? Are you a player? Do you … Continue reading Don’t Save It, SHARE it! Build Your Network. #14Actions
The future of work is a scary place for those unprepared. Communicators are the amongst the first to be sidelined, and I wrote a few reflections – here – here – here here – here – here – about that. … Continue reading How To Prosper In The Future Of Work: Cultivate Dangerous Curiosity #14Actions
An online conversation of the “10 books that most impacted you” type got me to thinking, natch. I remember being a slightly bored, vaguely precocious teenager needing stim, and coming across a book – from who knows where – by … Continue reading A Celebration Of Awareness: Looking For A Book 30 Years Later
I read a great quote today from Hugh MacLeod:
People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.
So let’s go back to the beginning and watch our kids grow up. Think how much they learn and how much they change – seemingly in front of our very eyes.
We – parents, family, teachers – are not changing them, they are changing themselves, driven by a innate curious to understand and orient and reorient, no stone left unturned.