Blog Archives

Beyond Charlie Hebdo – It’s not always personal

While I said in my Je suis Charlie Chaplin post a few days ago that I had nothing new to directly contribute about the terrible shootings in Paris last week, I do have something to say about the debate over

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Politics

Angels and Demons – a Christmas message

I am not a religious person, but a post on thepublicblogger.com website garnered my attention over the weekend.  Kendall F. Person has developed one of the most compelling artistic blogs I’ve encountered in my fledgling experience so far, combining the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 4D Framework themes

Nat’l Blog Posting Month Day 30 (#NaBloPoMo Day 24)

Reached the end of NaBloPoMo November and fell six short of meeting the daily blog post goal.  Still, you never know what you can do until you try, and much of creativity stems from how much you interact with the

Tagged with:
Posted in 4D Framework themes

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

Tagged with: , , , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , ,
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

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in 4D Framework themes, Business, Politics, Sports

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

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in 4D Framework themes, Sports

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

Tagged with:
Posted in 4D Framework themes

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

Tagged with: ,
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

Tagged with:
Posted in 4D Framework themes