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April 20th, 2020

What is under that log?

I’m cleaning up in the yard and there a more than a few logs that have been sitting there for a few years. I rolled over a few of them this morning, and all sorts of creatures were underneath and a bit suprised that their home was just wrangled by a giant.

Bugs, amphibians, all sorts. The wood had tunnels and caverns on the bottom side that were not noticeable from the topside. It was a world into it self.

I am considering after this, what else is “living” under things that I don’t turn over? Both in real life and metaphorically.

Other animals lives, that I just don’t know about. Animals, humans and so many species, doing its thing, and “ignorant” of each other and our co-dependency on each other and the earth.

I am feeling and remembering, how little I “know”. Someone said something like… We don’t know 1 millionth of 1 percent of anything.

Despite access to more information than ever via digital sources, we just do not, do we?

April 6th, 2020

Thriving during Uncertainty

Some ideas/a process:


1) Look at your personal balance sheet and new “income” or lack thereof. Look at the facts and separate from story. What is your runway in day/weeks/months/years?

2) What can you reduce? What daily/weekly/monthly/yearly expenses can you reduce or eliminate? This may help extend your runway?

3) What are new opportunities to earn? Explore and compare ideas.

4) If able/you have a runway….Breathe and look around. There are opportunities to adapt and do something adjacent or new.


1) Look at your personal “balance sheet” of relationships. What is serving you? Who can count on you, and who can you count on?

2) Are there folks who might benefit from a reduction in time and energy? This may help you invest your energy in people that return said energy vs suck you dry. Perhaps changing a perspective to curious may turn a relationship that sucks you dry into a learning experience?

3) What new opportunities to connect. Explore and be curious with new opportunities for relationships that you may have ignored. Reconnect and mend fences with old relationships may be possible on new terms.

4) No matter what, consider being grateful for balance sheet of relationships. Grateful for what feels good, has been good and is good. Grateful for the learnings, past pain, and current pain. What can it teach?

**Relationship with Yourself**

Repeat Steps 1 through 4 with yourself.

Maybe you included it already. You are a person you have a relationship with. That voice inside your head that talks to yourself. What does that person say? What does that person believe? Does it match the external expressions of you?

**Other Topic you want to Thrive on**

Steps 1 through 4 work for me, with adjustments to the topic.

Other ideas are:
1) Spiritual
2) a Specific Relationships with Kid(s), Parents, Friend
3) Business/Enterprise

What a beautiful opportunity to reconnect, slowdown and build awareness this virus has given us. Grateful.

April 5th, 2020

3rd Party Candidate for US President?

A few weeks ago, I started sharing this idea with some friends.

Has there ever been a time that a 3rd party candidate could “win” the election in USA in November 2020 better than now?

With the 2 primary sides barking, politicking, and I don’t know what they are doing – perhaps an independent candidate could emerge that might be better than 2 old guys, 1 with a career in politics, and 1 with a career in reality tv.

Maybe, with all the crisis folks are feeling now, could be the perfect time to try another type of leadership. Maybe a path based on math, science, values and purpose.

I am impressed with the clarity the Singaporean PM communicates with (Doesn’t sound like an advertising campaign that may of our leaders use)

Disclaimer: I don’t know the PM outside of this speech. ie. his politics and perspectives. I am not endorsing him – just enjoying the style, energy and demeanor.

April 4th, 2020

Newton’s 3rd Law

Newton’s 3rd law is still valid on earth to my knowledge (looks like it can be violated in certain nonequilibrium situations)

I reflect on it often, as the world GDP, consumerism and humans grow, grow, grow.

What is the equal and opposite reaction? Is it Covid-19 and the 2nd and 3rd order consequences?

I am enjoying the slow down, time with family and lots more connection with friends and community (digitally of course)

Covid-19 and it’s waves have “cost” me in many ways too, like much of humanity. The question I am asking myself, did I have “have” it – whatever it was anyway?

For me, these are exciting times for embracing change.

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