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Social Media, Education & Changing the World

Social Media, Education & Changing the World

  “When we change the way we communicate, we change society” (Clay Shirky) “Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans. We can get frank recommendations from other humans instead of from faceless companies.” (Francois Gossieaux)   Clay Shirky said it best with the title of his book Here Comes Everybody. In the book, Shirky outlines the mass...

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Sacred Objects: Finding Myself – Models, Trucks & Boys

Sacred Objects: Finding Myself – Models, Trucks & Boys

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” (Ben Franklin) “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently” (Nietzsche)   Shortly after starting University in 1986 (child psychology), I met and befriended a co-worker at the security company where I worked evenings and weekends. This man, Bob,...

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Sacred Objects: Boy to a Man – The Foundry Years

Sacred Objects: Boy to a Man – The Foundry Years

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” (Ben Franklin) “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires” (William Arthur Ward)   My first “serious” job after leaving/escaping home at 16, was to work in a small, non-ferrous foundry where I quickly went from a laborer to furnace-man melting and pouring...

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My Mentors: A Man’s Man – Mel

My Mentors: A Man’s Man – Mel

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. ” (Ben Franklin) “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires” (William Arthur Ward)   “Mel” was/is an Indian man of around 30 whom I met, and worked with at the Ardiem Steel Foundry in Vancouver between 1977 (17yrs) -1980 (20yrs). When I first met you...

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A Night on “Spirit Rock” – The Stawamus Chief

A Night on “Spirit Rock” – The Stawamus Chief

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.”  (John Muir) “One does not climb to attain enlightenment, rather one climbs because he is enlightened.” (Zen Master Futomaki) “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” (John Muir)   One of the assignments for a course in my graduate program in transpersonal psychology was to complete a...

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