The Value of Trees
When you see trees lining the streets imagine them as guardians, stalwart defenders ever vigilant. Consider the threats and dangers these sentries defend against, the long-term elements of life they produce and protect.
Our Neighborhood Forests
You will never find a more devoted, more stalwart guardian of your home and neighborhood than the trees that line the street and fill the yard. The greatest line of defense your community can have is a healthy and diverse Urban Forest.
The next time you take a walk in the forest, and are far away from the buzz of modern living, listen to the silence and wonder at the riot happening so quietly around you.
COVID’s Most Dangerous Co-Morbidity
The phenomenon of having high confidence and low information has its benefits in society, it allows people to take chances that they otherwise wouldn’t, and those chances can turn into some impressive feats.
Black Book of My Heart
That day on the train when the old man fell in obvious grief, I was holding my book when I offered him a hand up and told him, “There will be a time when you can think upon the love in your heart without the pain that comes with it”. As he looked up at me, eyes weeping their fluid emotions, I could see how he simply needed someone to care in that moment.
What’s the Matter with Adobe?
The tragic thing is that the Creative Cloud concept is what’s so obviously missing from the separate parts of Adobe Systems, a phenomenon I call the Sandbox Problem.
Responsive Design: Fad or Absolute Necessity?
From evangelists for certain software types to the breathless accounts at how amazing the new phone app is we hear about all these new things and wonder, “Is this really worth keeping around?”.
Email, your weblog, social media, direct mail, Pay Per Click, banner advertisements, video productions, and all the other balls that you can juggle to attract new and returning business work to a point on their own, but fail when not seen as a bigger picture.
A Second Great Purge
Something that captures the imagination about politics for me is how thoughts and ideas can be turned into life-altering realities over both short and long timespans. It’s more than a little scary at times.
An Argument For Core Competency
What qualifies the people who go to these events? What makes them worthy of the rare opportunity to challenge the ideas of the powerful in the Democratic Party?
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