This is part two of "To my white friends and colleagues." There is lots of regret going around regarding peeling back rampant, systemic racism. Which is good. And bad. It’s good because we are finally waking up to people of color’s horrible realities due to racism. It’s bad if regret … [Read more...] about To my white friends and colleagues part 2
My heart is cracking, my blood is churning and my sense of outrage is in overdrive. Here is a request for my white friends and colleagues to stand up for our friends of colour. We are in the mix and middle of a powerful time in history. Rage from historic racism and injustice has boiled … [Read more...] about To my white friends and colleagues
“How we make sense of the world, is in part based on how we make sense of ambiguity, that hazy space between ignorance and daily rituals,” says Jamie Holmes in his excellent book Nonsense: the Power of Not Knowing. Are you wondering how to put up with ambiguity? Then find through this simple mantra … [Read more...] about How to be okay when things are not okay
I’d gone from a balmy +30 degree Celsius at my home in Nairobi, Kenya to -20 in northern Sweden. My feet, covered only in thick socks, were warming beside a roaring fire. Later on I’d go to grab my boots to put them back on and find they were frozen to the thick reindeer pelts I was … [Read more...] about Learning how to learn from a traditional Sami reindeer herder
My attention is always caught by creativity; because it’s a great springboard to unusual ways of thinking & problem solving. This cab driver’s sign is a great example & got me thinking. What do you carry? The things we carry tell stories. They serve up memories from … [Read more...] about What do you carry (11 cabbages & a grudge against your father for never coming back?)
There’s a time to speak & a time to listen. There’s a time to reflect & a time to act Last week was for reflection. Today’s for action. Based on a traumatic incident I had while in the ICU, in the first of this 3 series post I talked about the power of praxis. Praxis is … [Read more...] about Hang out in your head & reflect, then get up off the couch & take action. Rinse. Repeat.
There’s a 6 foot long green snake living in the banana tree in my yard. So said my ‘friend’ Roman the other day while we were out walking the dogs. Trying not to faint, with eyebrows askance, I said ‘Really?’ ‘Sure,’ he says, ‘but don’t worry it’s utterly harmless.’ I was pretty sure he was … [Read more...] about There’s a 6 foot long green snake living in my banana tree
On this first day of 2010 I'm thinking about destinations. Specifically where we're headed with hard work. Where our passion's home port is. Where the fuel that fires us up leads us towards. With a bit of luck, a lot of hard work we get to find our passion, our element as Sir Ken Robinson calls … [Read more...] about Destination passion