Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Perfection Continuum

The days slip by,
each one perfect,
but slightly different,
like diamonds
on a strand of time...

The weather,
the walk on the beach,
the surf,
gourmet meals,
night skies,
easy sleep...

It has been like this for many years
a fine reward
for an earlier life of
working hard,
and making good decisions.

The results have been fortunate,
but planned.

My goal is to share the plan.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Spectacular Day!

It started great and
just kept getting better.

I was down on the beach
late in the afternoon,
just before sunset,
with a new-moon-soon low tide,
clear, cold air,
and a medium breeze...
perfect to take the pace up a notch.

Beach time, for me, is the ultimate.
Especially solo.
I get to enjoy it in absolute detail.
Today, I was smiling
for the entire duration of the walk.
(Probably looked like an idiot,
but other idiots smiled back!)

Well, ok, there was one moment
where I wasn't smiling...

On the way back home,
where the beach and the train tracks join up,
I probably saved the lives of
two Japanese schoolgirls.

They were standing in the middle of the tracks,
totally engrossed in their camera,
facing down the long tracks,
but completely oblivious to the train
coming 'round a blind corner behind them.

I can see the train
but they can't.

It takes a moment for me to get it:
These kids are roadkill-waiting-to-happen.

I yelled "Hey!"
(do they speak English?)
but got no reaction.

The train is dangerously close.
I yelled "HEY!" much louder.
They look up.
I motion to get off the tracks, NOW,
and point behind them to
a train that will not wait for them to move.

With few seconds left,
they are out of harm's way.

And I went back to smiling...

Friday, January 05, 2007

Poverty sucks

After finally DOING something about global hunger
(see http://www.2clicksaday/hunger)
I turned my attention to poverty,
and came up with a surprisingly similar solution.

Click on http://www.2clicksaday/poverty

I feel somewhat apprehensive about the next challenge
which is the elimination of war.
But possibly that is a less productive way to
state the issue.
Maybe it should be the establishment of global peace.
Even "establishment" seems like the wrong word.

These linguistics issues need to be dealt with in
the methodology which evolves from

After the war challenge is dealt with,
the more complex issue of disease ("health"?)
is the next thing on the To Do list.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

End Global Hunger - Only 2 clicks a day!

Can it be true?

Check out this website!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Wisdom of Crowds

The best book I have read in years:

The Wisdom of Crowds
James Surowiecki

Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few
and How Collective Wisdom
Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Let's not be so "Fwd:"

Here's a productive New Year's resolution...
I'm adding this to the bottom of every email:


A note about "Forwarding" stuff:

I bet, when you add it all up,
a lot of Life and human potential
goes down the drain dealing with
getting and forwarding all the internet
porn, jokes, political opinions, links, video, photos,
and just plain internet junk that other people forward to us...

We can help simply by doing nothing
(how easy is that!)
the next time we get the urge to broadcast some found item.

Let's become part of the solution.
Thank you for considering this seriously.