Rule-change! Whose game are you playing?

While playing snakes and ladders with one of our sons, he proceeded to define a set of game rules that were not striclty part of the game. So we played the game with that modified set of rules. Children master the art of imagination. Rarely do they participate in a game where they do not […]

You have too many options!

We live in a time where we take so many privileges for granted. When we need anything, whether it is food, knowledge, technology or a simple creature comfort, it takes a laughable effort to source it, get it verified and get access to it. We can study anything we want, connect with almost anyone in […]

The Magic of Change

Every morning shortly after sunrise we walk through a nearby park. It has a creek running through the middle, and every day we delight in something new. At the moment, eastern water-dragons (a l large dinosaur-like lizard) sun themselves on the banks. Only a few weeks ago we were picking some deliciously fresh bright red […]

There is no fact without that feeling…

Expertise not sticking? Losing the argument, even with all your facts unambiguously right? We see start-ups with innovative feature-loaded and superior products eclipsed by a more expensive, clumsy and less featured competitors. We see electoral campaigns fought on truths, half-truths and blatant misinformation, and rarely does the person with the credentials, the integrity and the […]

The future is NOT now!

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” This week I had conversations that are so eloquently captured in this quote attributed to Arthur Schopenhauer. The conversations contrasted two very different mindsets. One of these mindsets will take us forward. The other will not. Let me […]

Practice makes you… Worse?!

We have all heard it – “practice makes perfect”. But does it? A few years ago I decided to start playing a wonderful musical instrument called Shakuhachi – often also called Japanese Bamboo or Zen Flute. I found a teacher and started an amazing journey of learning far beyond what I had imagined. Since then […]

Practice makes you… Worse?!

We have all heard it – “practice makes perfect”. But does it? A few years ago I decided to start playing a wonderful musical instrument called Shakuhachi – often also called Japanese Bamboo or Zen Flute. I found a teacher and started an amazing journey of learning far beyond what I had imagined. Since then […]

Start Pedaling – there is no such thing as balance!

For most of my life I have always sought to attain and live in a state of balance. For all my efforts, it still eludes me, and you may have found it elusive too.   Because there is no such thing as balance in its purest form. There is always change and movement.   The […]