Artificial Intelligence – It’s Much Older and More Pervasive Than You Think

Artificial Intelligence – It’s Much Older and More Pervasive Than You Think. Its roots can be traced back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Truly autonomous modern “AI” is something new and deeply challenging. Where is it going?

 


Trinh Le: Beautiful Mover

Let’s talk about dance in a way that’s not too technical and complicated. Getting people out there, moving to the music, shaking, jumping and rocking, is no small feat. Some teachers have the exceptional ability to do much more than instruct students to dance. These teachers possess an intangible something extra that inspires people to move like they have never moved before. A musical force of nature to behold, Trinh Le is that kind of teacher. A human dynamo! Wow! How does she do it?


North Tillamook Library at Manzanita, Oregon– Good Things Grow in the Midst of Great Beauty

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month, Patricia Vaccarino writes about the North Tillamook Library at Manzanita – Manzanita, Oregon

 


I, Too, Have a Dream

I see a transformative way forward for our endangered species. One missing piece is transformative leadership. I have an idea.

 


The Pencil Test finesses the fit

 When Holly Powell opened her first bra shop in Portland, Oregon in 2011, she wanted a name that was pronounceable and memorable.  “Lots of women’s lingerie stores have French names that people can’t pronounce. I wanted something that said very clearly to the world, ‘we do big boobs.’”


The Beauty in Movement

A recent article in the New York Times asserted that dance is the new kale. But for those of us who have made a commitment to dance, viewing this exhilarating art form as simply another trend is missing the point. Being a dancer takes time, focus and practice. For me and for many of the dancers I know, we are not engaging in a passing fancy. We’re dedicated to the artistry and the physicality of movement.  


Remembering Billy Mitchell

Remember Billy Mitchell? He was the General in charge of American air combat units toward the end of World War I. He warned the military leadership that if they did not invest in air power, eventually enemy air raids would sink our battleships. At the time, when American air power was in its infancy, it was unthinkable that bombers could destroy battleships. But Billy Mitchell persisted in telling all who would listen, including the public and the media, the time would come when air power would soon become a dominant force of war.  He ran a series of successful bombing “test” runs to prove his point.


Why We Need Global Governance… Now!

Our species is in serious peril.  Why We Need Global Governance… Now! We must think outside the box because the future lies outside the box.