Book Review: Wikinomics

I recently finished reading Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams. It is an excellent primer on the (not-so-new) paradigm of collaboration including wikis, open source, ideagoras, peer-production and truly global corporations. I was recently asked what could be a better system for improving products than unregulated, free-market, winner-take-all, […]

My Cathedral

Yesterday I took the girls to my favorite place, Fort Williams State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. They enjoyed climbing on the rocks and playing in the fort. I enjoyed watching the vessels in Casco Bay; smelling the cool salty sea air; listening to the gulls, crashing waves and the fog horn at Portland Head […]

A Date

After voting this morning Kirsten and I went to Ferry Beach here in Saco to read, talk and just enjoy each others’ company. What could be better than a coffee, bagel, Maine beach and Kirsten? Kirsten studied anatomy and physiology on our date this morning. This friendly and enterprising gull enjoyed part of my bagel […]

My Favorite Place

This afternoon I spent some time at Portland Head Light reading, relaxing and taking pictures. It is, after all, my favorite place. Things have been tough lately. Stressful. I’m not sure how much more of this I can handle. I used to take pictures to clear my mind and relieve stress but lately I feel […]

An Atheist and the UCC

Two weeks ago I worked at the First Parish Congregational Church in Saco, Maine. As usual, I asked the customers and volunteers many questions about the church, parishioners, politics and doctrine. I was very impressed by the positive “vibe” and sense of community. When they invited me to attend their services I gladly accepted. I’ve […]