Grotesque nature

The Two-Headed Calf Tomorrow when the farm boy find this freak of nature, they will wrap his body in newspaper and carry him to the museum. But tonight he is alive and in the north field with his mother. It is a perfect summer evening: the moon rising over the orchard, the wind in the […]

It’s not just common sense

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. W C Fields The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Vladimir Nabokov Ivonprefontaine has a nice phrase from his wife Kathy […]

Leadership lessons

For Dave Soleil, in this blogpost,¬†leadership is a community action rather than a person. Soleil, like so many others, is critical of the traditional model of leadership which consists of a single heroic person that large groups of people follow. ¬†Soleil describes this as the “find a parade and walk in front of it” model […]

Lessons on leadership from nature

“There is a simpler, finer way to organize human endeavor. I have declared this for many years and seen it to be true in many places. This simpler way is demonstrated to us in daily life, not the life we see on the news with its unending stories of human grief and horror, but what […]

Nature

The striking of a match is every bit as wonderful as the working of a brain; the union of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen in a molecule of water isevery bit as wonderful as the growth of a child. nature does not class her works in order of merit; everything is just […]