Tag Archives: cognitive flexibility

Repost/flag: The OTC Dictionary of the Commons

The OTC Dictionary of the Commons; From Acequia to Wiki, words to share by Jay Walljasper Acequias: A centuries old cooperative irrigation system in New Mexico Hispanic communities. Acequias refer both to the irrigation ditches and the community of farmers … Continue reading

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Some bright spark: absurdity and intelligence

While having a pre-Mrs-Towers’-return  (she should be back by the time this post gets to the front of the queue. She better be!) house clean I stumbled across Muriel Spark’s novella “The Houthouse by the East River. I don’t remember … Continue reading

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The patriarchy, it hurts. No, I mean it really really HURTS

There’s  a bloody brilliant TED talk “what happens when an NGO admits failure” by a guy called David Damberger (it is absolutely worth 13 minutes of your life). And this leads on to a bloody brilliant website called “Admitting Failure.”  … Continue reading

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Anger – an energy, sure. But it burns!!

Clouded with anger, his mind is… Hmm, reading lots of stuff about how fear and anger (not the same thing, it’s true) really get in the way of your ability to see things clearly, and let you expand your repertoire … Continue reading

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