Feminism from a tone-deaf male’s perspective
A discussion about feminism and a blog post by Gretchen Kelly got me thinking about what feminism and gender equality means to me. I wanted to share some of my thinking, even though it may offend many.
Writing should take that long
I recently learned the hard way that, yes, writing really should take that long. At least writing that is worth doing. There are very few shortcuts.
Israelis gatecrash a quiet wedding
I came across a fantastic story yesterday about how a group of Israelis gatecrashed a quiet wedding in Haifa that really highlights one of the reasons I am proud to be an Israeli.
Little girls can wear fairy wings and do skateboard tricks
Who says little girls can’t wear fairy wings and do skateboard tricks like this?
Moderating yourself in the Information Age
Mike makes an appealing argument for integrity informed by a complete representation of your self online in his post titled “The Measure of Character in the Information Age“. He argues that we shouldn’t have to delete anything we publish if we conduct ourselves responsibly. At the same time, I believe he is also arguing that…
A father's advice to his daughter about words in magazines and make-up aisles
I came across this terrific letter Dr Kelly Flanagan wrote to his daughter in a blog post titled “Words from a father to his daughter (from the makeup aisle)” which I want our daughter to hear when she is old enough to affected by them. Two paragraphs really stood out for me: When you have…
Challenging Not-for-Profit Perceptions
I’ve been involved in a couple not-for-profit (aka non-profit) organisations in my career in some form or another. What I have noticed is that many of this not-for-profit organisations (let’s just refer to them as “NPOs”) suffer from a debilitating perception held by their various stakeholders. This perception is that a NPO should not make…
I’ve rethought a lot of my life in the last 6 months or so since I was diagnosed as diabetic. It wasn’t so much that my diabetes was so out of control that I was facing imminent doom (at least I realised that when I got over the initial surprise and learned more about it)…