Act now

I don’t need to know the whole truth in order to act on some truth. The notion that I can’t do anything until I know everything is a myth. I don’t need to know how the whole journey will play out in order to take the first step. Many of us become paralyzed against acting […]

Continue reading →

Conspiracy theories

We love conspiracy theories for three reasons. One, we just can’t stand it when we can’t understand something. So we make up explanations. When we can’t understand why something is the way it is or how things are connected, conspiracy theories fill the gaps. And if the theory is unprovable that is far less important […]

Continue reading →

About truth

Just because “I don’t see how that could happen” does not mean it does not happen. Just because I don’t see it, or get it, doesn’t mean it’s not true. Truth is happening out there whether we see it or understand it or not. Rather than the conventional view that “truth is what I know […]

Continue reading →

Concentric circles

There is no such thing as absolute truth. Truth is not something that is or isn’t. Rather, there are degrees of truth. Not only that, there are multiple truths. And there are infinite multiple degrees of infinite multiple truths. My truest truth is what I know best; what I most understand. These are things that […]

Continue reading →

Meditation

For many people meditation brings new understanding. Some even say it brings enlightenment. Meditation means different things to different people but to me it means trying to be still and quiet and empty the mind. It is an attempt to be free from distractions. It is a focusing inward, on one’s breathing for instance. You […]

Continue reading →

The Rule of Relative Impact

Caution. Ideas under construction. Participation encouraged. Short Version Understand before you decide. If you don’t know much, don’t do much. Medium Version For long term and widespread good, the impact of a decision should not exceed the amount of understanding on which it is based. Rule out alternatives where understanding is relatively low and potential impact […]

Continue reading →

Degrees of truth

There are things I know, things I understand, and things I believe. Things I know are things that I know to be true, that I can prove or that have been proven to me. These are scientific facts. They can either be replicated at full scale before my very eyes, replicated at different scale (well […]

Continue reading →

Manage to scale

Human beings love to make things big and do things big. The bigger the better. Especially boys and men. Playing dolls with my sister on the floor with a cardboard doll house: Her: “You be the dad and I’ll be the mom. Let’s cook dinner for the kids.” Me: “Wait. First let’s make the kitchen […]

Continue reading →

Prayer

  God, thank you for making the universe. Thank you for making me a part of it. Thank you for providing me with all that I need, and more. You are the light upon me, the heat within me, and the time that carries me along. I want to see clearly and act peacefully, be […]

Continue reading →

Home units

Caution. Ideas under construction. Participation encouraged. Home Units are used to discern distance from the point of view of the measurer. Using Home Units reminds us that how time and space look and how far away things seem is always relative to the scale of the measurer. The concept of Home Units is something I […]

Continue reading →

Dedication

I dedicated my first book to my wife and my second book to my older daughter. This website is not a book but it’s a pretty significant piece of work that I would like to dedicate to my younger daughter. For Sara. The ocean within you, laughing and smiling with your friends, loving life, reflecting […]

Continue reading →