The Cumulative Effects of Obstructive Complexity

Cumulative effects are very important. I shared the following article with my wife Robyn this week, and she shared many of the same frustrations as Scott just that very night at the local supermarket. Yogurt in multiple aisles, the loyalty cards, the self check out… When I’m ready to pay, I see long lines at the human […]

Influenced Wishes and Manufactured Happiness

What do you long for? What are your dreams? What influences these ideas? Would you feel fulfilled if your lifelong dream actually came true? Or would your lifelong dream seem somewhat dulled by the actual experience of having it fulfilled, like the toy that was so desired the week before Christmas, but after opening lies […]

Simplicity

My whole life is surrounded by technology that has been discovered or invented in the past 50 years. I am a product of Generation-X, the epitome of consumerism. I love and want more technology, I crave the latest gadget, I consume therefore I am. But really, I am a poor example of a consumer, I […]