The Semantics of Social Media: Why you don’t need to like what you “like”

Our lives revolve around social media – this is where we get our news and input. Whenever something dramatic happens in the world, Twitter knows about it first. Facebook is the first to express emotion, opinion, sentiment, approval, anger, resentment.

We have all become our very own centers of the universe where what we receive as “news” is actually merely a reflection of what we like and want to hear.… Read More The Semantics of Social Media: Why you don’t need to like what you “like”

The endless litany of helplessness: Why nothing ever happens after a mass shooting in the US

If the US are a country controlled by two immensely powerful parties, would they not both benefit from creating a country of deep controversy? A country whose citizens believe that they have no other option but to choose the lesser of two evils?

I believe that this is what keeps them “in business”. When the parties create extreme emotional views without even a shred of willingness to compromise, we lose our ability to become part of a moderate majority movement.… Read More The endless litany of helplessness: Why nothing ever happens after a mass shooting in the US

“Where is Doro?” The answer is not as easy as you might think

The National Geographic Magazine recently published a great article on the “mind-bending ways to navigate” in the Yupno language spoken in Papua New Guinea. The Yupno use an environmental-based system talking about “uphill/downhill” and “upvalley/downvalley” slopes where we might use “east /west/south/north”. Additionally, they create a metaphorical topography inside their homes that is distinct from… Read More “Where is Doro?” The answer is not as easy as you might think

180 Forward or The Lifestyle Change Chronicles Part I

This is going to be the first of a number of posts with a theme: Lifestyle change: 180 degrees forward. I will tell you about our dream. Now, this dream is constantly evolving, so it might change in the course of this series. I am writing it as we go along – please bear with me. I will tell you about our stories and journeys that let us to this dream. I will tell you about how we are going about making the dream a reality. What we learn along the way and how we make choices. And hopefully, I will tell you a story of success. Please enjoy.… Read More 180 Forward or The Lifestyle Change Chronicles Part I