Saturday, July 12, 2008

"I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right." "I am grateful for what I am & have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contended one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence." Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American essayist, who was born today. Poet, and practical philosopher, best-known for his autobiographical story of life in the woods, WALDEN (1854).

Friday, July 11, 2008

Dr. Amar Bhide new book The Venuresome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World is coming out this fall. Get a preview at

Dr. Bhide makes a good case that what we need are more entrepreneurs, not more scientists, a very contrary view to the current conventional wisdom of the techno-nationalist mindset.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

On Saturday, August 2, 2008, from 1:00-5:00 pm, Father Richard
Rohr of the Center for Action and Contemplation will lead a seminar
based on his newest book Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality.
This is a rare opportunity, hope you can join us!
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Would you help me?

Since 1994, the Denver IDEA Cafe has met to help people who are starting
a new project, a new campaign, new career, or new business.

We invite successful people like you to share their startup experience,
and we brainstorm. We ask that speakers stay for the entire meeting,
since your brainstorming ideas really mean a lot to people after they have
heard your startup story. Details are at

Here's how you can help me now:

First, would you be willing to meet with us one Friday in the next few weeks to
share your startup experience?

Second, would you pass the word about the meeting to your friends and relatives who are trying to find a new direction? They will thank you, and so will I if you'll let me know what you've done.

Mt 10: 14 Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words
go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.

I first heard these read to me by Rev. Alex Bryan at University Park Church. It was the spring of 1965, and I’d just gone through being the center of a storm at Thomas Jefferson High School, where I was a graduating senior.

So it meant a lot to hear them read again this morning, and to hear them in a new way. These words are part of our marching orders, carry the message, but don't get stuck with people who just don't want to hear it.

How may I help you?