Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hello Blockhead! (#NaBloPoMo Day 23)

It was fitting to use a square to represent the regressive end of my 4DF model as opposed to my use of circles for the progressive public interest side. It also provided me an opportunity to refer back to that

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Humor, Sports

Newtown and the deep problem of gun rights (#NaBloPoMo Day 22)

A few days ago, a fellow NaBloPoMo participant urged fellow bloggers to speak up for common sense gun regulations. As a Canadian, an observation I make is that a major part of the problem is that gun advocates think that

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Justice, Politics, Public Policy

Competition vs Winning (graphic version), part 2 of 2 (#NaBloPoMo Day 21)

This follow-up to my NaBloPoMo Day 20 post is more an exercise in trying to communicate my points in a graphic way as much as distinguishing the difference between competition and winning. Funny thing was that there was an article

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Competition vs Winning, part 1 of 2 (#NaBloPoMo Day 20)

I have always had a love/hate relationship with professional sports.  Always enjoyed watching them and appreciate the skill and athleticism that the participants dedicate years of disciplined training to achieve, but the greed, mentality, and brutality both within the sports

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Funny is where funny is at (#NaBloPoMo Day 19)

Wanna hear Darth Vader channel his inner Whitney Houston? The link to the audio clip is somewhere in this post (and the link is now fixed, apologies)! Taking a slightly different cue from the Daily Prompt to talk about Funny,

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Bubbles, Bubbles, BUBBLES!, okay circles (#NaBloPoMo Day 18)

Bubbles are symbolic of many things.  The way they can float in the air evokes thoughts of playful freedom.  Their perfect shape and shimmering translucent and delicate appearance is like a dream.   And their wavering form reflects its vulnerability to

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Ebola demonstrates how easily personal risk draws attention away from our Dynamic potential (#NaBloPoMo Day 17)

What truly separates the public interest from the self interest is change, with which comes countless new possibilities, many of them practical and exciting.  The positive aspects of these opportunities are accessible to everyone, but unfortunately, it is easy to

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Economics, Politics

Awareness (#NaBloPoMo Day 16)

Knowledge is one thing, but knowing what you are doing also matters.   Now that I think about it, I wonder if the term “information age” is still being used.  No doubt the rapid availability, use and dispersion of information

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Setting the Scope, including my own (#NaBloPoMo Day 15)

Assessing the public interest depends not only taking the broad, as opposed to narrow, perspective.  It also requires defining the time and spatial domain it all takes place One of the great things about using this blog, and the NaBloPoMo

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Defining the nature of our relationships (#NaBloPoMo Day 14)

The Four Dimensional Framework is all about understanding how we all approach what we do affects our collective potential and it begins with finding the paradoxes within our forms of conduct starting with the Relational dimension. Going to spend the

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