Posts tagged "Change"

A Date That Will Live In Infamy

December 7, 1941.

70 years ago today, the US was attacked at Pearl Harbor in what would be described by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as ‘a date that will live in infamy.‘  This attack is the event that precipitated the US entry into World War II.

A remarkable thing happened that day and in the years following it – people from the United States and around the world achieved what must have seemed impossible at the time; defeating the Axis powers on 3 continents across two massive oceans.  Nothing on this scale had ever been done before, nor has it since. Read more…

You Are Now Under Arrest

These are 5 words I never imagined I would hear directed at me. It’s still sort of unbelievable to think about it actually.

The past 48 hours have been some of the most intense, emotional, rewarding hours of my life. I participated in an act of civil disobedience in front of the White House on Saturday along with 242 other people, which was organized to put pressure on President Obama to deny a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. A total of 1,253 people were arrested over a 2-week period for sitting on the sidewalk and peacefully demonstrating in support of clean energy.

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Birthday Book Club

Last Summer, I had this crazy idea that if I asked people to help me go down to the Gulf of Mexico to document the oil spill, people that had the money but not the time to get involved themselves would help out. I tested this theory on my birthday by putting a short video on my blog and Facebook page asking for help. I knew that people would be coming by Facebook and posting the obligatory Happy Birthday on my wall, and I wanted to use the opportunity to share something that would mean so much more to me.

And guess what? It worked. Really well.

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1 Year in a Child’s Life

One year ago today, I watched my Godson, Caelan come into the world and glimpse the first sights of life outside the womb. Fast forward a year, and the two of us were playing together in the pool while he kicked, slapped, and splashed around in pure joy.

I’ve heard parents talk about how the experience of having a child changed everything for them, but I’ve never been quite so close to it and seen the transformation in such profound ways. I can say with total certainty that little Caelan has been a blessing to everyone whose life he has touched, including my own. I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to be actively involved in his life. Read more…

Adapting to Change – Lessons from Google+ and Facebook

Change happens.  Get used to it.  

Networks change.  Tools change.  People change. If we want to make the most out of our limited time on the Earth, we must be able to adapt to the shifts that occur all around us, whether we like it or not.

Last week, Google announced their much-anticipated answer to Facebook, Google+ and the chatter amongst digital pioneers and A-list bloggers has reached an almost fever pitch.  I’ve been participating in a few discussions here and there, but definitely listening/observing more than posting.  I like to see how people are responding and utilizing this new resource, because it will inevitably impact the work I do with my consulting clients. Read more…