“Nobody can be anybody without somebody being around.”
John Wheeler

The Element

Purpose

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From bitter searching of the heart,
Quickened with passion and with pain
We rise to play a greater part.
This is the faith from which we start:
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart.
We loved the easy and the smart,
But now, with keener hand and brain,
We rise to play a greater part.

The lesser loyalties depart,
And neither race nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart.

Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain,
We rise to play a greater part.
Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain,
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part.

F. R. Scott (1899-1985), “Villanelle for Our Time.” Performed by Leonard Cohen

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Time in a Bottle

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It seems that this segment from the Muppet Show must have shimmered for me. Driving home just now I recalled it again. Many years after having seen it during my childhood I recalled it and looked for the source – which led me to Jim Croce. So here is the Muppet Show (which I was surprised to find online!) version followed by the original.

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Inspiration II

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This is the second time I have used the title ‘inspiration’ for a post. This is a 40 minute video of a presentation by Kathy Sierra – and I invite you to make and take time to enjoy it.

Inspiration is infectious – it is subtly transmitted and its seeds mature slowly and effectively … sow the seeds!
Quality requires effort… and then quality leads to more quality.

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Timing

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Timing is the answer to success … Aube introduced me to Kevin Johansen … and the song even has some good advice : ) Enjoy!

and something in his native tongue (I think) – great fun:

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Business insights

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I came across this nice post by Mike McDerment about building and running a business. It’s short concise and insightful. I enjoyed it because it is a sane reminder about how much unknown is in business (as in everything else) amidst all the ‘knowledgable’ business advice floating around out there waiting to depress you. Pleasant and supportive reading.

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