How Privilege Works

There are 3 things to know about privilege – 1. The definition of privilege is misleading. Privilege is “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people” We aren’t privileged based on this definition, are we? What about all those rich folk we know? 2. We are privileged […]

The phonautograph

Scott de Martinville, a French printer, began taking a hobbyist’s interest in the physics and anatomy related to sound. Since the 1500s, scientists had concluded that sound waves travel via the air and also travel four times faster via water. They had also figured out the anatomy of the ear and how it “received” sound. As […]

28

3 words come to mind as I think of entering my 28th year – engagement, perspective, and faith. Engagement. Engagement is my theme for the year. For the longest time, I was fascinated by a quote from a zen master that said – “The essence of zen is to be able to focus on one thing […]

When is it a good time

We could ask – when is it a good time to start on this new project? It turns out that there really isn’t a “good time” to start anything. And, we’re never completely ready. Barring outrageous luck, we’ll be moving against the current and will need to learn a lot more than what we imagined. The way […]