Rationale

While we are the most rational of the creatures we know about, we are still mostly emotional. We act based on our prejudices, and weave the logic around them. If someone connects with our pain, or history, or promises us security in a shaky world, we could die for them. I have been thinking about…
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Good people

While we are born alone and die alone, having the support of others makes the journey better. And I say this as someone who loves a lot of time in her head and with herself. . It is not always easy to find the people we need. Sometimes it seems easier to find company in…
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Keeping at it

  Some days, I know life is beautiful. I’ve got this. I see the big picture. I see where I am driving the project. Something came through. I am proud of myself – see how far I have come, the wonderful people in my life, how much I have grown, I think with joy. I am…
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What I am learning about building sustainably

 . According to trusted Google, sustainability is:  . the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. “the sustainability of economic growth” avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. “the pursuit of global environmental sustainability” Sustainability can apply to many things. It applies to our relationship…
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Make it simple

    What makes a tree? What makes the sunrise and sunset? What makes a sentient being? What makes an ecosystem? What makes a civilisation? So many of the complex events, things, beings (such as ourselves) are rather simple at heart. It is many simple laws, many simple (even largely predictable) systems, working together on…
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Idiosyncrasy and discovery

  Imagine writing an equation that explains a natural phenomenon. Imagine testing it and finding it true and the sense of awe or power or just relief at finally answering the question that had been bugging you for years. I am thinking about Einstein. Then there is Charles Darwin’s trip on the HMS Beagle that…
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Change, growth and our many lives

We go through so many seeming deaths and lives in one lifetime. A change of location, a change of career, a loss, a new perspective can catalyze the cycle of death and rebirth again. Some of my old selves are so far removed from me that they are the same me and yet quite distinct…
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My story and your story

On a plane in takeoff, one notices how small my story and your story are. An entire workplace will resemble nothing more than a cube of sugar, a row of well planned streets will look like assembled Monopoly houses and all the streetlights become nothing more than fireflies. All hundred of you on the plane become nothing more than…
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Watching over our humanness

I have been reflecting on a few things lately. A documentary I watched the documentary “I am not your negro”  featuring the work of James Baldwin recently. I highly recommend it as a timely, critical perspective on America. It covers issues of race and civil rights clearly, but on an even deeper level it is an…
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The right time to lead

  …never feels like it. The people are not yet organized. The systems are not set up. It has not yet been done yet. People are not yet ready for it. You don’t feel ready for it. The issue is not being given enough funding. People are not yet taking enough initiative or thinking big…
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