Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A friend just reminded me of this post I made here a couple of years ago, and the link still works! What an amazing experiment, reminds us to take time to smell the roses:

Friday, April 13, 2007
This is a fantastic experiement. What happens when one of the world's best musicians plays for free as a street musician. Do the people value the music? Take 20 minutes and read through this and listen to the wonderful music on the videos. Really interesting. What does this teach us?
Just found this here on JohnWren.com back in July 2007, also post of photo of my nephew Jason's first game at Arapahoe and the fact I was starting to use Facebook.

Dr. Ellis believed in short-term therapy that called on patients to focus on what was happening in their lives at the moment and to take immediate action to change their behavior. ''Neurosis,'' he said, was ''just a high-class word for whining.''

''The trouble with most therapy is that it helps you to feel better,'' he said in a 2004 article in The New York Times. ''But you don't get better. You have to back it up with action, action, action.''

From Albert Ellis's obituary in the New York Times, July 25, 2007

Monday, January 25, 2010

I give much of my time away as a volunteer.

But right now I need my next paid assignment. If you or someone you know needs help with sales, marketing, or a special project, let's brainstorm how we might work together and what makes sense as the best next step. Contact me at (303)861-1447 or John@JohnWren.com.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.  Children's writer A.A. Milne, (books) born in London on this date in 1882.
The Denver Post this morning quotes me talking about our wonderful Colorado Caucus. The deadline for affiliating with a party to vote in the March meeting in your neighborhood is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19.

The caucus-assembly system gives the best chance for the common person to have a voice and really make a difference. That's why it is so hated by some of the rich and powerful who want to push through their agenda.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

You are invited to reflect on Martin Luther King and Ben Franklin on their birthdays.

Denver--Denver Speakers Corner will meet this Sunday, January 17  at 4 p.m. Panera Bread, 13th & Grant in Denver. Democrats, Republicans, and others are invited to take a turn on the soap box to address the question: Would Martin Luther King or Ben Franklin affiliate as a Republican or Democrat in 2010? More information at http://meetup.com/Denver-Speakers-Corner or call (303)861-1447

“The deadline for affiliating with a political party in Colorado to participate in their caucus this year is January 19. With the open seats for U.S. Senate and Governor it is important that local media publicize this deadline, and we hope this event helps. The state chairs of the Republicans, Democrats, and the League of Women Voters have been invited, and we hope average citizens also attend to take a turn on the soap box,” said Phil Perington announcing the event. Perington is former State Chair of Colorado Democrats and one of the founders of Save the Caucus which defeated Amendment 29 in 2002 which would have killed the caucus-assembly process for nominating to the primary ballot in Colorado.

Martin Luther King was born January 15, 1929. Ben Franklin was born January 17, 1706.

Since 1912 Colorado has gathered in neighborhood meetings across the state every two years for the purpose of nominating candidates to the primary ballot. Information about the system is now available on the new Colorado Secretary of State website page at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/PoliticalPartyCaucusInfo.pdf

Denver Speakers Corner has met each Sunday in Civic Center Park for nearly 2 years. The decision was made recently to move the meeting indoors to Panera Bread, 13th & Grant for the winter months.