Tuesday, June 20, 2006
June 20, 2006
Larry Dossey's book, The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things is a must read for anyone interested in health. He gives credence to topics that would seem surprising: optimism, plants, dirt, novelty, tears. Read this book for inspiration and some common sense ideas about things each of us can do to increase the odds of our wellness.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
June 14, 2006
It has been a great ride to enjoy the attention that my book, Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up (Bell Tower, 2005) has received. Bloggers and business types seem to be finding it useful, and just this week I did a podcast interview for LifeHack.org.
Last week was a Chautauqua lecture for a public radio staion in Missouri. You can find the link when you visit my book's web site: www.improvwisdom.com.
I have had lots of help getting the word out on this book. It is being viewed as a tool for creativity. I love the photograph of the book lying next to wrenches and sockets. That is exactly what I hoped the book would do: be a toolkit for life. This photo was taken by a Stanford Engineering student for a review in the Stanford Design Magazine Ambidextrous.
Shifting gears temporarily, last week was the California primary election. I've been saddened by the fact that all three local measures to support schools, libraries and primary education--all three failed. What is happening to our society that all we can say to government is no? No more taxes, no more. We all know that prices go up. It seems to me that it is only sensible to keep funding those things that make our society strong. We can't have a top notch educational system on volunteerism and good will. We need to pay the way for our children.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Run, or better yet, bike to see the new Al Gore documentary, An Inconvenient Truth
Roger Ebert has given An Inconvenient Truth a Four-star review writing in the Chicago Sun-Times: “The director, Davis Guggenheim, uses words, images and Gore’s concise litany of facts to build a film that is fascinating and relentless. In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to.”