Monthly Archives: October 2006

MUCH LESSER EVILS

I’m a political junky. Over the years I’ve tried to keep politics out of the explorations here, but the personal is the political. I’ve thought about a political blog too, although the world probably doesn’t need another lefty blog. Far … Continue reading

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NUMERO UNO

The Lakewood Public Library has returned to the top ranking (pdf) of American libraries in its class. And, it scored #2 among all libraries in Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings for 2006. It is my favorite library. I like what … Continue reading

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UNINTENDED NEOCONSEQUENCES

Karl Weick is one of my main guys. The Social Psychology of Organizing and Sensemaking In Organizations are deservedly classics but each of his books are terrific. Anyway…in the aftermath of the earlier MAZE THE COURSE post, the following excerpts … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: The Day After

From a tale of the Mulla Nasruddin, I visualize the real political problem.

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TRACKING THE BULGE

it is quite possible for commonsense to join with an iconoclastic mission. My friend Alan Kuper, the father of a junior high classmate of forty years ago, and a retired professor of electrical engineering, is on such a mission. At … Continue reading

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MAZE THE COURSE

From a perspective of what language can and cannot accomplish, and especially from the perspective concerned with the dynamics of cognitive relation to persuasive language over time, the effort of the Cheney Inc. to push “stay the course” back in … Continue reading

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HOVERING

I had reason to recently provide a colleague with a primer on Social Constructionism. Diving into a stack of papers and rooting through the web, it brought back memories. Good ones too: I’m not a doctrinaire anything let alone a … Continue reading

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NOAH’S ARC

Over on the excellent creative music blog destinationout, saxophonist Noah Howard is featured. He was part of the first avant-garde wave in the sixties, recording for ESP, and has been making a comeback over the last fifteen or so years. … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Precision

h/t for the cartoon-making interface Max Cannon’s buildyourownmeat.

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IT WOULD TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND THOROUGH ATTENTION

I’m very curious about the process through which people really get to know each other. And, just as fascinated by the processes through which people fool themselves into believing they are getting to really know one other. There is overlap … Continue reading

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WHAT BELONGS

What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth. This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man does not … Continue reading

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VOLUME CONTROL

Curt Rosengren over at The Occupational Adventure has clipped part of an article (original) and the tag he provides reminds me of a basic tool I’ve been researching with my colleague Linda over the past few years. The tool, called … Continue reading

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3 STEPS

Dave Snowden refashions the affectual component of the transformative learning model for the sake of innovation. I have long argued that there are three necessary, but not sufficient conditions for innovation to take place. These are: 1. Starvation of familiar … Continue reading

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BACK WHACKING AND BACK STACKING

In refashioning and reviving the explorations blog, I’ve back whacked. Which is to say, inventively, a slew of unpublished posts are being distributed and time stamped as if they had appeared on the actual date each is time stamped with. … Continue reading

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