Following up on the Small World

The concept of the Small World and the chain-links gripped me. This post follows on that discussion. A fascinating game grew out of this discussion. One of us suggested performing the following experiment to prove that the population of the Earth is closer together now than they have ever been before. We should select any…

Our Small World

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon the following … but I did … In 1929 a Hungarian author named Frigyes Karinthy published a volume of short stories titled Everything is Different. One of these pieces was titled Chains, or Chain-Links. The story investigated in abstract, conceptual, and fictional terms, which are many of the…

Entrepreneurs and Half-wits…

On the topic of success and entrepreneurial spirit … I ran into a statement of Steve Jobs’ today. I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. Now, as someone who has an uncanny proclivity for pure perseverance … I first want to say “thank you,…

Morning Epiphany…

As I was walking to work this morning I worked through a number of theoretical suppositions and tallied up a few more design and ecopreneurial concepts. When I got to work, I found the following Teddy Roosevelt epiphany waiting for me on my desktop … Do what you can, with what you have, where you…

Our Experiences Shape Us

When I take a moment for reflection, it strikes me that I have been living the last few months by the epiphany: Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. I need to look into just what the context was when Rodin stated this … but, for now I will simply…

Designing a Velodrome

My design critique tonight was relaxing. My concept for a velodrome was well received. There is obvious merit in my design scheme. My only concern for the future is that all of my involvements will distract me from giving this design the attention it deserves. In order to reach a satisfying evolution / solution ……

I Don’t Live Here…

… “because there’s been a murder in the trailer park tonight” … I agree with Carly. I am absolutely tired of being tired. I suppose the current reason for my tiredness is the mess that we all know to be the Spring edition of the Drexel Smart House course / competition. The fact that a…