November 18, 2013
Quote of the day:
. . . if the solution you’re trying to use over and over with a child isn’t working, then don’t presume the problem is with the child: Consider that the stumbling block lies in how we understand the problem in the first place, and that the first place to start to better understand the problem, is by letting the child find their own voice; in whatever manner or language that voice may take. We need not fear those other voices; just like learning a new language, those voices may even enhance the strength of our own. Autism and Oughtisms
This doesn’t just apply to children.
November 17, 2013
Only two words?
Mine would be: Love, laugh.
August 14, 2013
If you could change three things in New Zealand, what would they be?
August 7, 2013
If you had to communicate a bad news story, how would you do it?
July 11, 2013
. . . you were asked to show a tourist to five(ish) prime spots in New Zealand which would you choose?
June 26, 2013
If you were designing the perfect house, what five (ish) requirements would you start with?
June 19, 2013
You’ve just been given the power to make the country a better place.
What would be the first five things on your list?
June 3, 2013
Thought of the day:
. . .Bit by bit, mystery is being sucked out of our lives. There isn’t a lot left that can’t be revealed by the click of a mouse. It’s not just that we like to know. Sometimes knowing too much takes the fun out of it. Even dating isn’t what it used to be. Youth don’t go in fresh and unschooled. They stalk each other on Facebook first.
When you know everything there is to know, there is nothing left to discover. We need to protect the mystery in our lives and in our brands. Mystery breeds desire and inspiration. It stokes our hopes and dreams. It emboldens our stories and creates legends. . . Kevin Roberts.
March 30, 2013
By Brian Andreas at Story People.
January 7, 2013
“Where does the news go during the holidays?” he asked.
“It must go where the news makers aren’t, otherwise it wouldn’t be able to relax and enjoy the break,” she replied.
December 31, 2012
Something on which to ponder if you’re making resolutions for next year:
The most important thing you leave behind is the stuff that turns into treasures when children find them.
And on the bag: stuff that’ll be worth something someday when people’s priorities change.
Treasures by Brian Andreas at Story People
December 30, 2012
. . . Barking Up the Wrong Tree has a post on the last damn thing you’ll ever need to know about New Year Resolutions:
I’ve never been particularly serious about making New Year Resolutions, or keeping the few I’ve made.
Resolutions I have made and kept to have been triggered by something other than the date.
December 16, 2012
Would you like an occasional opportunity to discuss an issue that I don’t?
If so here’s your chance, consider this an open mic.
The response will determine if it becomes a regular event, an occasional one or gets filed in the good-ideas-that-weren’t bin.
(No pressure )
December 12, 2012
If my understanding of palindromes is correct, today’s isn’t one – that would be 12.1.21 or 21.1.12.
But today’s date – 12.12.12 – has a pleasing symmetry which doesn’t happen very often.
November 16, 2012
Rules for making the world: 1. Stand up & do the thing you see needs doing. 2. That’s it. (If it was easy, we’d be having a different conversation.) Brian Andreas at Story People
One of lots of smile and thought provoking mini stories in his new book Theories of Everything.
You can sign up here for a story of the day which brings one of his whimsical stories to your in box overnight meaning there’s something to make you smile when you first check your messages.
October 23, 2012
Thought for the day:
From Story People by Brian Andreas.
September 24, 2012
Wisdom from a Yorkshireman: If you get it right three times out of five, you’re better than average.