The rest of my career will be about drawing connections. Analysis, the process of dissection, is only of limited value to my mission. Synthesis is my vocation. More than any other kind of thinking, systems strategy, specifically of course in reference to California ecology, is where I find the answers to the questions I am asking. How do the orienting, elemental forces of the natural world inform the shape and function of my local and global realities? They come by considering the wider implications of externalities and how the sum effect of its fitness outweighs the aggregated product of the constituent properties. The study of ecology is the study of economics. The only difference between the two is the object of currency and the subject of society. (obi)

This week’s head food

I am so lucky to live next to Book Zoo – I am totally addicted to the paperback. I eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At a couple of bucks a piece, it is a much more affordable addiction than crack. I love them all, even the bad ones. Especially […]

The Glory of the Paperback

Headed off into the desert next week – Joshua Tree in California, actually. Just as important to me as food and water is a good stack of books. I’m not bringing my e-reader, in fact, I am kinda over it. There will be no place for me to plug my […]