After the Lava Sleeps

On December 10, 2018 a group of displaced Puna residents met at Nanawale Community Association longhouse to hear about the future of Highway 132 from representatives of the County of Hawai’i, the government entity for the region.  Approximately 25-30 people attended from the 50 or more households with no road access to their properties surroundedContinue reading “After the Lava Sleeps”

Iatrogenic Disease :: Hello Hospitals?

[Photo too disturbing to publish goes here] Flesh, cells and protein rot.  You’ve seen vegetables disintegrating into piles of squashed odor and off-beat color.  You’ve smelled rancid milk.  You didn’t eat that meat or the fish that seemed a little off. You know that wounds are risky sites. Social niceness keeps us in the dark aboutContinue reading “Iatrogenic Disease :: Hello Hospitals?”

Mapping Party :: Congressional Cemetery Washington DC

OpenStreetMap.org holds a mapping party at Congressional Cemetery on Sunday, July 15 10 a.m. to 3 pm. OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world and the advent ofContinue reading “Mapping Party :: Congressional Cemetery Washington DC”

Margaret Atwood at Georgetown University

In Gaston Hall, on the evening of April 2, 2012 Margaret Atwood mused on debt, payback, revenge and    what might the world be like now if the events of September 11, 2001 has been forgiven (after a period of thoughtful mourning) by the affected nations and their political leaders instead of a trigger excuse to bombContinue reading “Margaret Atwood at Georgetown University”

This Mountain :: That Border

Llivia is a town under Basque Spanish jurisdiction yet  it is completely surrounded by France. Andorra is another Pyrénées Mountain region divided between France and Spain during 1276, as part of feudal settlement by the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix. Their political descendants were the Kings of France and in current times,Continue reading “This Mountain :: That Border”

Reality Check

Organizational Culture shows us how governments, corporations, associations and other organizations manage their story and proactively shape their message.  Al-Qaeda has an organizational culture just like any other entity and hey, it’s run by a guy in the construction business with a bunch of sub-contractors who deliver their trade which happens to be self-inflicted mayhemContinue reading “Reality Check”

Age :: Debt and who will take care of Grandma?

  In 2000, 6.8 percent of China’s vast population were age 65 or older. By 2025, 13.4 percent of China’s population will be age 65 or older. Source:  Eberstat, N. (2004, Fall) Four Surprises in Global Demography. Orbis 48, 4:673-684.  p. 676 So what does that mean for ordinary people?  China depends on families toContinue reading “Age :: Debt and who will take care of Grandma?”

Transformation? Or Change?

The Transformational Challenge Change is now called transformation.  What does that mean to a variety of different audiences?  As government embraces the word “transformation,” it confuses the situation and response, as it tries to differentiate between changing circumstances (incremental change) and transformation (more holistic, larger scale change). We know, in the future, the concept ofContinue reading “Transformation? Or Change?”

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