The Onslaught of the Fiaticians

Everyone who knows me knows of my complete disdain for advertising, but this commercial is special. I love the design sensibilities and size of the new Fiat 500s. Their marketing campaign is crafty to say the least. This commercial is very well done on several levels. It’s cleverly deceptive. The last thing Fiat wants you to know is that their… Continue reading

The Coffee Party

Well, this is interesting.  I’ve just discovered it:  The Coffee Party. This is a non-partisan community of people who really want change and are not comfortable with the status quo. They want the political process to return to the people and not special interests.  The emphasis seems to be on collective action based on what people find in common not… Continue reading

There She Blows

Government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations. Today the Supreme Court (5-4) just handed the Republicans (and a lot of Democrats too) a huge bonus: unfettered access to corporate funding, effectively making a broken political system completely unaccountable the to will of the people. The legacy of George W. Bush lives on to feast on the… Continue reading

Fighting Being Disillusioned

I’ve actually been thinking more and more about leaving the US. I mean: for good. I find myself so disillusioned with what is happening in my native land. My country forces education reform that is destroying creativity, problem solving, deep thinking, and analysis of knowledge to inform carefully considered long term solution-making for the immediacy of factionalized curriculum memorization. My… Continue reading

Interesting Perspective

I wish the creators of this info-graphic would include a third color to signify the percentage of the land mass that would be considered habitable. As I fly over the USA, which I seemed to do a lot this year, I have noticed that such a significant percentage of the country is just inhospitable desert. The land that can be… Continue reading