Tag: opportunity

I love to be in the garden, whether I’m working, or picking raspberries, or just hanging out. This morning I opted to pick raspberries to put on my cereal. The patch is located literally 4 paces outside the front door, as the crow flies, meaning I have to step over the hostas. It’s 8 paces […]

Two-bit Guru | Edge of Science | Detail of a lithograph of Michael Faraday delivering a Christmas lecture at the Royal Institution | Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

After I wrote the free energy post last time, I began wondering how many people would react to it with a negative judgment. Some time ago I wrote that science doesn’t know what it doesn’t know. That’s true in the sense of the damage manipulative “science” can do and it’s also true that the “scientist” […]

I was thinking about doing a piece about being oneself, and then when I wasn’t thinking about it at all, this little flash of awareness flitted across my consciousness. It’s so simple that it seems odd to be writing about it, yet those are the things that often escape our attention. I became conscious that […]

The great botanist George Washington Carver told a story of one day walking along the road and meeting a beggar who was heading toward town. The man asked Carver for money so he could get something to eat. As they parted, Carver thought about the encounter, marveling that the beggar was ignorant that an abundance […]

Whose reality is it, anyway?” ~Two-Bit Guru I recently linked to a web site that randomly sticks words from Deepak Chopra’s Twitter stream together to create fictional quotes. The idea is that Deepak’s actual thoughts and tweets might be indistinguishable from a meaningless group of profound-sounding words. There’s even a drop down quiz challenging the […]

“Waste is stupid.” ~William McDonough, architect/designer “We can do things. It’s not dangerous for us. We can just re-invent everything in a free society, and it’s time to do so.” ~Michael Braungart, chemist “I didn’t expect to see a feel-good movie about manufacturing.” ~Two-bit Guru Just when we thought the future of industry was becoming […]

In my last post we visited the world of a hypothetical couch potato and made him/her into a hypothetical entrepreneur. Stories like these comprise a facet of the American Dream, that says anybody can come up with a gimmick and make a fortune, and indeed sometimes it does happen. Even though I invented our couch […]

Opportunity knocks. That’s what we’ve been told. You hear stories all the time about the unshaven couch potato in a tank top undershirt who lolls around in the recliner watching TV all day and night, eating (perhaps) potato chips, drinking (perhaps) beer, when … suddenly … there’s a knock at the door. Why, it’s Opportunity! […]