Always moving

tunnel

The spread of ideas has been enabled by technology. When ideas stop flowing and people stop moving, the system becomes ineffective. Our way of life demands the movement of people and ideas in order to cross-pollinate with other cultures and to expand our base of knowledge and resources. Always on the move is becoming a new way of life as people … Read More

In irons

mast of a sailboat

A sailboat that is in irons is pointed into the wind and has no forward momentum.  Getting out of this predicament typically involves letting the boat drift backward with the rudder turned to one side or another.  Eventually, the boat will turn so that the sail can catch the wind again. When you’ve stagnated or hit a plateau, sometimes it’s … Read More

Problems

maze

Sometimes the only way out is through.  As nice as it might be to take a short cut or find a workaround it’s not always possible at first. Tackling a problem head-on and working through it step by step forces you to set priorities and make choices. Only after understanding what you’re working with can you start to see how to … Read More