THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: When Caregiving Feels Like War: Learn From the Military

The other day, I was listening to a banker talking about the volatility of financial markets.  She used a term I hadn’t heard before – VUCA.  It’s a military term used by forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and it stands for ‘Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous’.  “Wow”, I thought, “that sure sounds like my life!” So, ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: An accurate representation

This photo is missing the beer slider and the porn/video game toggle for men, but otherwise seems accurate. Alltop has an entire board filled with humor sliders.

LeDaro: Complexity of Human Body

Have you ever thought that how complex human body is? Here are some facts. Spare few minutes of your time and look at the data below: “We believe that the human body exhibits evidence of design, not accident. Here is a list of randomly selected facts that scientists have learned about your body which we ...

Boreal Citizen: Bagel on a string: Collapse and the case for simplicity

When we talk about complexity, resources and economic decline, it seems we’ve learned nothing from history. In his talk in Barcelona, [Joseph] Tainter gave the example of the Roman Empire during the 3rd century A.D. At that time the empire faced a serious military crisis: invasions of foreign peoples and internal civil wars. The crisis ...