Feeling like the only gay student at one’s high school remains a paradoxically common experience.
Noted writer and essayist Christopher Hitchens just died after battling with throat cancer. Here are ten things I’ve learned from him: 1. Anybody who is willing to be waterboarded to test his own beliefs, and then able to change his beliefs afterwards, is to be respected. 2. Atheism is a real hot-button issue, so if you are going to [...]
1. In the 1960s and 1970s, Canadian Quakers housed and supported a large number of conscientious objectors in Canada. It allowed people like my dad to live, and eventually settle, here when he came up from California during the Vietnam War. It later meant that I briefly had a place to stay in Vancouver when [...]
1. Form is as important as function. 2. Corporate presentations do not have to be boring, or text-heavy, or generic. Presentations are performances; they should be important, heady, image-based, funny, and idealistic. Steve Jobs made corporate presentations into events. 3. Good, visionary people are critical and irreplaceable… Read the rest of this week’s post here