A scenario mapping exercise, with a little forecasting, projection
In this post, I seek to explore the secondary and tertiary qualities of our societies, cities, organizations, workplaces, and communities; surfacing these qualities can help us navigate our social context and build better communities.
Roam Research is a great research aid. They are building a mobile app soon; these are some of my hopes for it
What does it mean to be 'initiated'? And what does that have to do with adulthood?
My first youth group had its marking ceremony on Sunday. The culmination of our three year program.
Last month I took the younger of my two youth groups out on their first summer trip; an overnight trip to Tahoe.
To avoid getting wrapped up and paralysed by the daily tumble of climate chaos, we need a longer-term perspective. This watch list is my attempt at that longer view.
This is the second post in a short series of reflections about my time at the Santa Fe Institute's Global Sustainability Summer School.
Reflecting on the initial reactions to my climate forecasts, Little Civilization, and what comes next
This is the first post in a short series of reflections about my time at the Santa Fe Institute's Global Sustainability Summer School. More directed at those in the cohort!
Arriving a few days early in New Mexico, I hired a car and drove out into the valleys, forests and mesas north of Santa Fe. This is a form of preparation for me, for my time at SFI
Over the winter break, my partner and I took the time to expansively map out the factors and possibilities of the coming century. This swept across the spectrum of developments in our own paths, our relationship, and the wider field of the world around us.
At the start of the month, my older youth group ventured out on our overnight challenge: 12 hours overnight hike, from sunset to sun rise, around and up Mt Tam, over 18 miles.
What am I going to read this summer? Well, I have a few books waiting for me...
You gave me the kiss of life! Kiss of life... Sade remixed so wonderfully by Kaytranada
First published in 1994, 'The New Manhood' (back then just 'Manhood') and Steve Biddulph's consistent touring and writing have touched the lives of countless men in Australia.
I am very excited about this news! I found out in early February that the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) was offering the course in July 2019 and was immediately fascinated.
About seven months ago, I was out on a dry lake bed with a few chums. We had a little project, an extra reason to get us up before sun-rise...
Last Thursday I met Dan. This meeting portends the first physical coming together of my next rites-of-passage youth group. It has begun!
It is hard to pinpoint when we lost Gerald. He had been a member of our three year 'rite of passage' youth group from the very beginning...
I am going to dive into outlining a generic mental model for what organizations tend to do when they have geo-data acquisition needs.
I use 'Mental models' as a shorthand term for the idea that the way a single human mind comprehends reality, is not reality...
Have you ever wondered what sets the best chess players a part from the rest? Or what you, as a novice of any mastery, could learn from that?
A confluence of factors have driven me to set up this site: wanting to clarify my thinking by writing; framing my thoughts in prose and paragraph; wanting to have a place to publish these writings...
Chelsey and I visited a friend's pre-burn party. They had built their core camp infrastructure out of shipping containers and other kit, assembled it in a...
I just spent my birthday hiking up a windswept hill with my youth group, of teenage boys...
It only took me just over an hour to hike out to this point...