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I am but a simple Canadian boy.
I grew up in the prairies of Alberta, nestled in what was the outskirts of urban Edmonton life in the 1960s. I loved sports. My Dad was my baseball coach for a few years. My Mom taught tap-dance after school to neighborhood kids in our basement. I had one sibling; my sister was… Continue reading
This is a good book. It’s written by my long-time friend, Margaret Wheatley. Meg has influenced my life deeply since we first met 25 years ago.
I love the title — the emphasis on restoring the act of choice.
I love the the subtitle — “facing reality, claiming leadership, and restoring sanity” are three outstanding and needed practices.
A friend spoke this poem today. It was a perfect cap to the learning circle that we had just completed.
Marge Piercy is an American poet, novelist, and activist. I enjoy how her writings so often point to the theme of keeping it real – “build real houses, weave real connections, create real nodes.”
The Seven Of Pentacles
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Last week I wrote that many of us have an involved relationship with expertise. The same feels true of failure.
I was raised in an era when failure was to be avoided or hidden. Failure of not getting it right (“get it right or go home;” “get it right the first time or don’t do it at all”). When speed… Continue reading