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Hope – what I’m thinking about

On hope, the easy default of cynicism, and the stories we tell ourselves In the latest Brain Pickings newsletter, Maria Popova discusses hope through Rebecca Solnit’s work Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. This comes a week after Caitlin Moran talked about the tyranny of cynicism (a topic David Foster Wallace also critiqued): “The… Continue reading

Nothing worse than a neglected blog

Nothing worse at all. Nope. Can’t think of a thing. I’ve neglected this site for a very long time. If you’re interested in seeing what I’ve been up to in the meantime, check out my friend Joe’s site. He’s blogging under the name of Tokyo Barista and was kind enough to let me set up… Continue reading

Think Tank: 3 Things I Thought

Think Tank: 3 things I thought about while listening to the salon participants On Thursday last I visited my first Pacitti Company Think Tank Salon and came way positive, optimistic and inspired. We were there for a discussion with Madeleine Botet de Lacaze [watch out: there are a lot of NSFW images on her site]… Continue reading

Remembering 3/11

3/11: the anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami I arrived in Japan in 2011 only a few months after 3/11 and at that time the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami was still very much on everybody’s mind as I was packing my bags to go. On the anniversary of 3/11 it’s hit me that… Continue reading