Don’t Teach Them To Fish. Teach Them To Dig Their Own Pond!

Happy Labor Day. A good time to take a step back and check out Douglas Rushkoff”s Life Inc. The Movie. @johnrobb, @pixelbase (Michael) and @GregChase had a little Twitter exchange about this theme too. Everyone’s mind right now is on creating jobs. John posted and I retweeted:  Not sure jobs are the answer though. It just perpetuates dependency. A focus on platforms for micro-entrepreneurs is …

Cracking Poached Egg Gromit

  Cracked an egg that I thought was hard boiled. It wasn’t. So I quickly poached it in the microwave. It is really easy: To quickly make a poached egg in the microwave oven, you crack the egg into a small bowl that stands in a larger bowl that has some water in it. Put the two bowls into the …

Fool Me Once

Today I got a message from Sara El-Amine. She writes: I’m the national training director at Obama for America. My job is to develop the programs and resources our staff and volunteers use to teach others how to grow this campaign in their communities. I’m writing because you or someone you know might want to be among a group of people …

No horse was harmed playing this kind of Polo

Scootering around in the outskirts of Savannah’s historic district Nina and I stumbled upon these 6 guys playing bicycle polo. Just loved it and stayed for a while to watch them. The sticks are mostly created out of old ski polls with a PVC pipe screwed to the end of it. Some of the bikes have plastic in their wheels …

Google+ Ecosystem Advantage

First thing I looked for when I tipped my toe into Google+ was how I can repost my Tweets. Back in the day I did that with Buzz and some rightfully say that is what killed Google Buzz, as people didn’t check back to see what is going on. I didn’t. Mmmh, what if I send my Tweets to Facebook, …

What Event Organizers can learn from Jerry’s Retreat

Adapted from my SAP Community Network Post: What SAP Inside Track Organizers can learn from Jerry’s Retreat Jerry Michalski has held his retreats where he invites eclectic people that want to make the world a better place to come together for an extended weekend with no fixed agenda for 14 years. That makes it one of the oldest and longest …

My Tweets from Jerry’s Retreat Second Day

Let me know whether the collection of my tweets from the Second Day of Jerry’s Retreat has value. I like to have them at one spot. The consensus in the room at the first evening was that people want to be asked first before they be quoted, which is too much effort and therefor doesn’t happen. I mostly tweeted around book/site …

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Notes from the Mother of all Unconferences Jerry’s Retreat

I am fortunate to be at Jerry Michalski’s invitation only retreat in Asheville this weekend. Jerry has organized these for 14 years and I would venture are the mother of all unconferences where the audience once arrived is mostly driving the agenda. One of the roots of it are Quaker meetings. He developed the format after being frustrated with the over …

Sandwich and Play

I love to play, I love to be active, but it is a challenge to carve out quality game time with your kids, friends and neighbors. For the kids we have the concept of play dates. The word alone makes my toes crawl.  I just can’t get my act together to organize them. Alone the diplomatic mine field of which …

Support Whittemore Peterson Institute to get CFIDS Research Funding

Us as in the Whittemore Peterson Institute.They are doing the the oh so needed research to find a cure for Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS better known as CSF) the disease that is currently crushing the best wife of all. Even though Marie has may be 50% of the energy that she used to have, she is coping with …