Snippet on fault lines of culture

Written as part of a consulting report, expanded and edited for anonymity. 12-19-17. In geology, a fault is a fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement. Energy release associated with rapid movement on active faults is…

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Snippet on courage and impact

Written as part of a consulting report, then re-edited. 12-19-17. We talk about how we can’t do anything about the big problems of the world. We can’t change Washington politics, we can’t improve our national economy, we can’t stop climate change, we can’t feed all the hungry in our communities,…

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Snippet on leadership

I’ve been trying to write more often, to warm up the engine, as it were. I have a few snips of writing that didn’t lead anywhere coherent but are meaningful on their own, maybe. I’m just going to publish them. Written longhand, 12-28-17. “I’d rather be steering the ship than…

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It Isn’t Fair

A librarian recently said that a consortial resource package shouldn’t be priced based on institutional use, because that’s not “fair”. I held my tongue, but I can’t let the conversation go, mostly because I can’t think of anything fair-er than paying for use of a resource based on how much…

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Add some color

I spent most of my 30s wearing black. I own something upward of 20 black t-shirts of varying degrees of sleeved-ness, style, cut, neckline, fabric. When on autopilot my default clothing has been, for most of my adult life, black tshirt-jeans-black boots. When forced to dress like an adult, I…

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