Category Archives: The Experiment

The Game Regulator

J came up to the table and admitted that this was not such a serious thing but that he was still stuck thinking about it. He has a great job in a visual effects company. Recently he got a promotion and is now boss to many of the peers that he was working alongside justmore…

Tattoo Placement: On Reimagining the Body

Tattoo Placement: On Reimagining the Body

A few weeks ago I was contacted by  @steveboese who hosts an online radio show called The HR Happy Hour. While I have offered creative approaches for HR problems before I wondered if  there would indeed be enough fodder for a one hour call in show for creative approaches about HR issues. Steve assured me that mymore…

Finding a new home by inverting a laundry list

Finding a new home by inverting a laundry list

If you are reading this  blog then you live in a world where productivity, efficiency and progress rule. We are goal oriented and growth-minded. And to this end we have a whole raft of tools to help us plant a flag in the virgin ground of our futures. There are algorithms on Amazon suggesting tomore…

Self Imposed limits in the Garden

Self Imposed limits in the Garden

R came to me in minor tizzy with a very, very New Yorky concern. R reported that she Has worked very hard indeed to establish a community garden with other friends and neighbors in the Lower East Side/East Village area. But, you see, our garden is not officially designated as a NYC Greenspace and somore…

Snail Surplus? Might be Duck Deficiency: On being present to difficulties Sometimes I just listen

Snail Surplus? Might be Duck Deficiency: On being present to difficulties Sometimes I just listen

This picture was sent to me. I don’t write about every person who stops by and asks for a creative approach. I feel like some editing on my end is important. I wasn’t going to write about R but I was really touched by her gentleness and her story. There are inscrutable positions that wemore…

What baby feet and St. Anthony have to do with making decisions

What baby feet and St. Anthony have to do with making decisions

We can’t agree where to live. So settle this for us. Where should we live? ********************** We all think that the process of decision making is not only our own but fairly straight forward. We look at the decision that needs to be made, anticipate some likely outcome, weigh them against each other and thenmore…

The Sabbath of Insecurity for Incompetent Idiots

The Sabbath of Insecurity for Incompetent Idiots

Years ago I helped my friend Katherine kick heroin. I had never had any experience with the drug (or any drugs for that matter) and in the frightening process, I learned a tremendous amount about addiction, biology, and the underground drug world. Signing on at the hospital as the one to have responsibility to makemore…

Where is your heart? A meditation on death, dying and living.

Where is your heart? A meditation on death, dying and living.

When sitting at the table and someone comes up it often seems that they are so open that I just know something about them. Not details about their lives per se, but something about the way they comport themselves somehow. I don’t know how my senses combine, it is a sort of listening that happensmore…

Your start up does not need your passion

Your start up does not need your passion

“In this economy” is sad cliche of the last few years. Sad because the state of the economy has driven so many people into frustrating situations around employment, money and feelings of lack of stability. I am hardly immune. I started offering creative approaches because I was laid off from a consulting job. But themore…

Jesus was wrong: what those magazines on your coffee table really mean

Jesus was wrong: what those magazines on your coffee table really mean

In the Gospel of Thomas, one of the exiled books of the Gospels (highly suggested reading), Jesus said When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into amore…