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October 15, 2020

Cognitive Dissonance Reduction in the U.S.

The United States seems to have been going through cognitive dissonance reduction for more than 100 years.  It is trying to reconcile the highfalutin wording of is founding documents with its horrendous historical behaviour.
Cognitive dissonance (a theory developed by Leon Festiger in 1957) occurs when you must reconcile your own …Read the Rest

The Cop Is a Canadian Too!
October 5, 2020

The Cop Is a Canadian Too!

I was driving along on a city street in my car, speaking, hands free, to a friend in California.  As …Read the Rest

Tell Me How It Feels… says the Lazy Interviewer
September 15, 2020

Tell Me How It Feels… says the Lazy Interviewer

Have news and sports interviewers gotten lazy with their questions?   Every time I hear  “Tell me how it feels…?” …Read the Rest

Travel Provides Perspective
March 9, 2020

Travel Provides Perspective

We humans seem to inherently fear the unknown, the different, the unfamiliar  – anything outside the our tribal identification.  We …Read the Rest

We Built Our Company on Diversity
December 28, 2019

We Built Our Company on Diversity

We started our little company in the early 90s and used computers as the core of our infrastructure,  This was …Read the Rest

Lateral Logic
December 10, 2019

Lateral Logic

I was late for the meeting and as I walked in I mentioned that there was terrible traffic on the …Read the Rest

When Capitalism Doesn’t Work
November 4, 2019

When Capitalism Doesn’t Work

Capitalism is based on an exchange, usually goods or services for “consideration.”  Consideration these days is usually money, but in …Read the Rest

SGang Gwaay Llanagaay
October 21, 2019

SGang Gwaay Llanagaay

On our second day in Haida Gwaii, we continued south from the floating camp in the zodiac toward the very …Read the Rest

The World of Should Be
August 25, 2019

The World of Should Be

Human existence has changed because we wanted the “world of should be” instead of the “world of is.”  We tinker …Read the Rest

We Are Herd Animals and Predators
April 20, 2019

We Are Herd Animals and Predators

When you walk through the Subway crowds, you surrender to the crowd.  You go at the speed the crowd goes.  …Read the Rest

The Yao Ming Argument
February 27, 2019

The Yao Ming Argument

Often we hear arguments that ring sort of true when they otherwise should not. Some of these I call The …Read the Rest

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