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Downsizing

Following a birthday sleepover for my oldest daughter last week, my wife and I were out for an early morning walk in search of some peace, quiet and a good cup of coffee.  Reflecting on the fact that we now have a teenager in the house, talk turned to our home.  While...

Proximity

Some of my most common sources of inspiration for blogs are industry conferences, my mild obsession with podcasts and my long-term involvement with CISV.  In just the last week, I experienced the rare trifecta of a blog idea intersecting with all three of these...

Panic vs. Bewilderment

I’ve recently been reading Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.  Harris, a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oxford, has sold millions of copies of this book and his two prior books, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief...

Psychic Income

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Pittsburgh for a weekend long board meeting for CISV USA, formerly known as Children’s International Summer Villages.  CISV is an organization I’ve been involved with in one form or another since age 11 and have blogged about in the...