Category Archives: Flipped Perspective

Timeless Way of Building

Day 107 of Self Quarantine                       Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  127,000 I love Christopher Alexander’s Timeless Way of Building. I love the form and the content.  Alexander wrote the book … Continue reading

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From My Chair: Vacation from History

“All civilizations face their fragilities. Many residents of the world’s wealthiest nations, particularly Americans, have felt fortunate to live through a period largely insulated from shocks and disruptions. This “vacation from history” enabled many to become accustomed to living at … Continue reading

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A Product is a Conversation

I am in conversation with hundreds of products a day.  From my Fitbit to my iPhone/iPad to my desktop computer to my Honda CRV, I converse with the products in my life.  Alexa Show takes that even farther by letting … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Existential questions in the Age of V

In our long ago Duke University dorm discussions, another philosophy exam question was thrown out.  A professor in the final exam asked just one question “Why?”  There were only two acceptable answers to get an “A”: Why not? Because Fueled … Continue reading

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Ground Hog Days in the Age of V

I laughed at my liberal arts colleagues coming back from their Freshman philosophy class with this quote: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus … Continue reading

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Wake Up!

During November 2014, I took a “Communicating with Power and Presence Workshop” put on by the TAI Group in New York City with several colleagues.  On the second day, we gave a five minute business presentation and then received extensive … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Photosynthesis

“What is the world according to Skip?” asked Gifford Booth early in our journey together in the TAI Tell course. “Beats me” I replied trying to generate a little time to think. “Instead of trying to tell me, why don’t … Continue reading

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From Pages to Places: The Transformation of Presence

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing. “Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality” leaped from my morning email. I clicked on the web page and up came a short article that started with “Virtual reality is a potent … Continue reading

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Little Girls and Puddles

“Boots or tennis shoes,” I asked. “Boots, Grand dad.  I might find some puddles,” Alice replied. It didn’t take long to find that puddle. Silly me, we live in Seattle. My focus was on Alice tripping lightly through the puddle. … Continue reading

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collaborate: create – A Forward Flux Production

In the center of the Fremont Abbey Arts Center Main Floor, a 9 x 12 foot cotton mat is laid out carefully midway through collaborate:create. A young man silently passes a young woman on the mat. This pantomime repeats for several … Continue reading

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