I have a personal Thanksgiving tradition. Every year, I set my alarm to get up early so I can watch the sunrise on Thanksgiving morning. It’s my way of making sure I start the day by being quiet and thankful for the simple joy of another morning.
Sarah Bernhardt once said, “Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” And creativity spawns creativity. We are in what some are calling a “creativity crisis.” One of the best talks I’ve heard around this topic was a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson, “How Schools Kill Creativity.” […]
I didn’t go looking for Respres.com. It found me. A random link to the “about” page of Respres.com showed up in my Feedly stream as part of a search result designed to find instances when photos from my Flickr account are used outside of Flickr. I navigated to the page and found that Respres.com was, […]
As he drove us to our appointment in what is known as the “Quarry Slums” Andrew Mnjama spoke passionately about his background in finance, his experience with micro-finance, and his desire to make a difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor in Nairobi’s slums, all the while, effortlessly dodging cars and people […]
I didn’t write a single word while I was in Kenya. I snapped over 3000 photos and videos. I updated Twitter and Facebook and Path in the morning or the evening when I had access. But I did not sit down to write like this at all during my 21 days outside of the United […]
“Can I help you?” “Yes,” I said. “I’d like to buy this Gateway netbook” If you know me, that’s not a sentence I thought would ever come out of my mouth. But that’s the whole point of this story. I wasn’t buying it for me, I was buying it for Mary, the first of the […]