Archive for August, 2009

Getting People to Understand Something

It is difficult to get people to understand something when their salary (or other reward) depends upon them not understanding it.
– Upton Sinclair


A Message of Compassion…

“Whatever you do for the least of these…”

The music is “Now to live the life” by Matt Redman.

I found this video on Roger Ebert’s Journal post on health care. “I’m safe on board. Pull up the life rope.”


Keith Haring

Keith Haring. A graffiti artist who became world famous.

His art is very line based and often primitive, serious, silly, and inventive.

He created many very large elaborate paintings and drawings with no sketch or preparation.

Wow. Now that is faith in your art/muse.


Jason Florio

Jason Florio

Jason Florio is an inspiring photographer who is obviously living his passion.

The image above is from a set titled Beijing Artists.

He writes in his bio:

I have ridden into far-flung Afghan valleys in search of nomads with mujahideen as my security, dressed as a woman to cross a border, was at the foot of the Twin Towers as they collapsed, enjoyed the ‘comforts’ of a Cuban hospital, hunted bats in Surinam, chatted with Somali pirates over Coke and biscuits and danced like a fiend in Beirut nightclubs………….among other things.


What inspiring books do you recommend?

I am currently devouring two books:

– A Thousand Names for Joy – Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are by Byron Katie
– Moving to Higher Ground – How Jazz Can Change Your Life by Wynton Marsalis

I am so glad I came to live on a book friendly planet. Life would be so empty without books.


This American Life – Season 2

This is an amazing view of the human condition.

The stories covered in this program open new layers of passion in my life…especially Episode 1 and Episode 6.



The 4 steps to outsiders resisting your ideas:

1. They ignore you.
2. They laugh at you.
3. They oppose you.
4. They say they were always with you.

– Gandhi