Sometimes we don’t have to go far from home in order to be refreshed by a journey. I was a little reluctant to pack up my bike and gear to go to yesterday’s CicLAvia, but the chance to ride car-free streets was just too compelling, especially since my destination was the Watts Towers. Continue reading Seeing the city in new ways…
This morning I’m thinking about the 4 quadrants of life defined by Stephen Covey. It’s one of my favorite paradigms, keeping me focused on the essential, over the meaningless and ephemeral.
In this video, Vishkin Lahkiani builds upon the Flow principle of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. (Thanks to Purpose Fairey for the link.)
I learned more about the power of using LinkedIn from Lynda.com* than from any other source.
The KEY idea for me was to include
in a highly developed personal profile.
I studied with Bodhipaksa during an online course in Buddhist meditation he conducted using Skype Group Video several years ago. I succeeded in meditating every day for a hundred days during one of his challenges. I also enjoyed the 30 days of LovingKindness meditation challenge.
In this relaxation exercise by a river, he was experiment with his then new GoogleGlasses.
I first discovered Bodhipaksa and Wildmind.org through an audio book I found on Audible.com. I heartily recommend all of his audio books, and Wildmind offers many forms of instruction. There is no need to be a Buddhist to benefit from Bodhipaksa’s teachings. One of my favorite things about him is his sense of humor; not a moment of holier-than-thou in him.
Follow in the footsteps of Dada artists–transform the meaning / destroy the function of a utilitarian object, by encrusting it with exotic materials.
My understanding of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, may not be very sophisticated, but to me it’s about the beauty of an accident, the good feelings that come from loosening up, and using tools that we are only beginning to understand.
I tried to be really open in rewriting the About me page for this site, in the form of how the site is NOT About Me.
but the learning curve means it can also freeze your creativity. I was asked to write about a recent failure last year, and the first thing that came to mind was that as much I loved building my first 3d printer from a kit, and getting it to run, it also enslaved me–the learning curve is steep, the technical problems can overwhelm, but still, it is anew and wonderful way to make new things.
I gave myself a break after 15 months, and said I would only print what I can design, and use familiar materials in order to recapture the joy of the process.
More than a hundred vintage street lights creating a glowing center for the disparate building of the museum campus.
After more than 25 years, James Turrell’s Rodin Crater still isn’t open to the public. The artist considers the light plane’s he flies to be an extension of his studio. Spaces have been excavated under the bowl of the crater with light admitted in highly controlled ways in order to heighten a viewer’s understanding of the sky.