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.