Michael Drew · Small Actions Your Stories · 5 hours 5 minutes ago

The person doesn’t exist who’s never made a mistake. Yet we blame ourselves all the time for our mistakes.

We shouldn’t. If we remember our mistakes, we can move on from them and learn. If we’re smart, that is.

The writer Shane Parish, in his excellent blog Farnam Street, quotes Marcus Aurelius on mistakes: “If anyone can refute me – show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong …

Bob Hughes · Creativity in Business · 1 day ago

A recently opened supermarket in Copenhagen, called FreeMarket, has an interesting price policy. Everything is free.

According to its site, freemarket.nu (in Danish, but your browser can translate the pages), “Free Market is a company that creates dialogue between consumers and producers. We give consumers the opportunity to test and try products.” A very WE Cycle community-minded approach to business.

There are only a few …

Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 2 days ago

Speaking of schoolchildren 60 years ago, the great Russian poet Kornei Chukovsky said, “When they read to me poems that have been taught to them in school… they have been taught hackneyed lines, absurd rhythms, cheap rhymes. There are times when I could cry with disappointment.”

Chukovsky would have loved Peter Nevland.

What Peter does with words is illegal in 7 states and under investigation in 17 more, but no one would ever call him malicious. It’s the Huckleberry Finn in him that …

Michael Drew · Small Actions · 5 days ago

Culture as an add-on to immigrant identification is a nice way to count the public (citizen or otherwise) and give people something enriching as well.

New York City plans to offer

Bob Hughes · Business Small Actions The WE Cycle · 6 days ago

Disposable diapers are among the major conveniences of modern life for new parents. No more diaper pails. No more washing countless soiled linen.

The problem with the convenience, of course, is in the disposing of it. Disposable diapers take hundreds of years to decompose. What’s a responsible WE Cycle parent to do?

Well, perhaps in the near future, the parent can look toward mushrooms. A project at the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Azcapotzalco, Mexico, has found that mushrooms …