Posts in "CURATE"

Taming the Digital Dragon

As we discuss the role and purpose of technology in our lives, we often come to the topic of information technology addiction. I should note that I think using the terms addiction and detox to describe our relationship and use of technology is very problematic. Digital detox refers to taking time off from your computer,…

Bearing Witness

Last week we held a ceremony to celebrate the life of my father. The service was quite wonderful as my sister held a reading and we had two friends from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) speak to their friendship with my father. I spoke at the end before the officiant offered some words and the rendering of…

Sharpening the Saw of the Knowledge Worker

My information processing workflow stinks. Let me elaborate a bit. I am a high throughput information worker. Peter Drucker originally articulated the idea of a “knowledge worker” in 1959, he was proposing a classification with the primary goal of describing the work of people who applied knowledge directly and in a unique way, to the…

Mind the Gap

In Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Brene Brown writes about “minding the gap.” The “gap” is the space between where we’re actually standing and where we want to be. It’s a call to action to live according to our values and culture, and…

Memoir and the Creative Process

In a recent post, I discussed some of my challenges with mental health and depression. I have been thinking about writing about this for some time, mainly as a way to reflect and make sense of it. I always put it off as I was concerned about what others would say. There is the hesitance…

Breaking Down the Misinformation & Disinformation Ecosystem

I’ve written quite a bit about misinformation and disinformation in online, social spaces. Misinformation is “false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead. Misinformation is often considered to be unintentional sharing. When people spread misinformation, they often believe the information they are sharing. Disinformation is “deliberately misleading or biased information;…

Are You Guilty of ‘Orbiting’?

You may have heard of ghosting someone. This is when, with zero warning, a friend avoids phone calls, social media, and avoids you in public. They do not provide any justification and subsequently ignoring any attempts you make to reach out or communicate. It’s definitely an odd behavior as individuals try to carve out a…