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21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Reflections & Critical Notes

September 30, 2018

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Yuval Noah Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Spiegel & Grau, 2018. (372 pages) REFLECTIONS If a book sits on a shelf and no one reads it, does it make a sound? p. 326 If you want provocation, look no further than Harari. While his previous two books–Sapiens and Homo Deus—looked to the past and the […]

Okay. Let’s Talk About It.

November 10, 2016

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“Seek first to understand.” – Socrates “Shema (שמע)” – Deuteronomy 6:5 Okay, friends. Let’s talk about it. A Pastor, The Pulpits, and Politics: A Lament Over this political season, a tremendous–and painful–quandary has arisen. As clergy, I am bound by two very real forces when it comes to my voice and politics. The first is […]

Thomas Friedman “The Next New World” Global Forum | Notes

June 20, 2013

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— LIVE PERSONAL NOTES — What World Are You Living In? How we have gone from connected to hyper-connected and from interconnected to interdependent. An address by Thomas L. Friedman. We built this conference as a platform to share with you how I try to approach the world, which is really to synthesize technology, business, […]

Radical Evolution | Notes & Review

September 10, 2010

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Joel Garreau. Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human. Broadway Books, 2005. (384 pages) http://www.garreau.com/index.cfm Prologue: The Future of Human Nature Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. – Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn This […]

The Electronic Wasteland

July 3, 2009

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Where do the millions of computer monitors, cell phones and other electronic refuse our society generates end up? In places like Guiyu, China. There are similar places in other countries like India, and it’s unseen, underground, and highly toxic to the local residents. 60 Minute’s “The Electronic Wasteland” program (transcript: Following the Trail of Toxic […]

The Story of Stuff

May 12, 2009

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Website: http://www.storyofstuff.com/ NYTimes.com article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/education/11stuff.html This ~20 min. video and connected website is a captivating production of consumption in America. Key words: Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, Disposal. — VIA — In my estimation and observation, the heart of this particular subject  the mindset, the ideologies, the biases, and the a priori assertions and assumptions of […]

An Inconvenient Truth | Notes & Review

April 11, 2009

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An Inconvenient Truth. Paramount Classics, 2006. National Geographic article. Washington Post fact-checker and Pinocchio test. Several months ago, I found myself in a fairly heated (no pun intended) discussion with a family member who believes the earth is only 6 – 10,000 years old, that oil is a renewable resource, and that global warming is […]