Category Archives: Technology

sources of upsets and how to avoid them

We get upset about small or big things all the time, sometimes many times a day and often we stay upset for hours, days, years or even a lifetime. Imagine!
Available daily upsets are a dime a dozen:
Self-driving cars
A disrespectful cashier or no cashier.
A difficult partner or spouse.
A kid who doesn’t want to learn.
Gaining weight. Not gaining weight.
Rain. No rain.
No parking. Too many bicycles. Dirty streets.
Republicans. Democrats.
And that’s just the day-to-day stuff
The list goes on……………………
Upsets can be distilled to 3 major sources. It is not complex.
They are:
Undelivered communication
Unfulfilled expectation
Thwarted intention
Continue reading sources of upsets and how to avoid them

technical progress does not lift all boats

The shift from an agrarian culture to an industrial culture was a positive revolution for us human beings.
More food production.
More goods that could be produced and bought.
Automation to make life easier also could be viewed as progress.
Dishwashers. Washer/Dryers.
Machines to do some of the heavy job.
That was the going attitude of economists. They have been embracing efficiency and productivity growth as the panacea for the good life of us. Continue reading technical progress does not lift all boats


Money Grubbers
delight in taking it all
laughing, laughing
As the people
who create the money
fight for the crumbs
like ducks
when someone throws them bread
biting, pushing, chasing each other
for another crumb

Racism, discrimination and sending women back into the kitchen instead of being in the workforce are not solutions to the problems facing us in the 21st century.
AUTOMATION is the problem.
The uncontrolled, unplanned purely profit-based economic system is the problem. Continue reading CAPITALISM FOR ENTREPRENEURS, NOT FOR SPECULATORS


The time has come to abolish stereotyping. If we don’t, we will be nothing but robots in service to the few who have trained us like monkeys.
We are already halfway there. Ads are targeting us according to what we at one point have bought.
I was buying some workout leggings the other day.
Suddenly I am inundated with ads for leggings, not once, not twice, but every time I open my email, my Facebook and who knows what else. Every time!! Continue reading WE HAVE TO RESIST THE STEREOTYPING


Life and communication has changed a lot in the last 60 years that I actually witnessed.
This is how life used to be.
Right after the second world war in Germany people in small villages had no access to local news. For a while a man went around different places in the village, rang a big bell and told people the local news in a loud voice. Once newspapers could be printed again, the news cryers became obsolete. Continue reading COMMUNICATION AND HOW IT CHANGED US


There is so much to do.
Everywhere I look there are people to help, animals and plants to preserve, messes to clean up and on top of it to live a life I love.
Where to start?
We have to choose where to make a difference.
Creating a society where it is safe to live without fear of getting killed is a big job and a good place to start. Some people, especially the young, will take on the task of decreasing possession of guns in the country. Continue reading CREATE A SAFE SOCIETY NOW