Archives for: April 2005

Wifi Cafes Societal Impact

04/29/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Check out this this self-comment from Jeff Hess, where he describes the dynamic at his favorite coffeeshop about Senate bill 51 and their definition on women. This morning as I was getting my caffeine fix at the Phoenix Coffee House, I was joined by… more »

The Attraction

04/25/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Though I struggle to diminish the effect of attachment in my life, I still find that I have many that is so overwhelming. Fortunately, most of those concern my Buddhist practice. The foremost example this past week was hanging out with another group o… more »

Springtime in Cleveland

04/23/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Man, Cleveland is so cool that even winter wants to stay! At least that's the way I prefer to think of it! more »

Allied Media Conference

04/07/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
I got this announcement throught the Community Wireless Network listserv. It shows the close relationship between free flow of information and the need for channels for that flow has been recognized by the edgy folks involved in independent media and t… more »


04/07/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Allen Ginsburg's translation of an ancient Tibetan Buddhist prayer: Nature empty, Everything's pure, Naturally pure. That's what I am. more »

Greater Access for Everyone

04/06/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
In San Diego, SoCalFreeNet is making things happen and getting some attention. They started much like we did withTremont Wireless Neighborhood. From their local newpaper (no link?!),North Park News, April 2005 by writer, Jennifer McEntee. Nonprofit i… more »

Lessons Learned

04/05/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Chris Corrigan just did a timely post (at least for me) where he points to Shawn Callahan's simple rules for community formation. It is timely because this weekend, I put together a list of the lessons I learned while trying to create NEOBio as a com… more »

Embracing Our Spinning Life

04/04/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
It is common for us to refer to our busy lives as "spinning out of control" or "running in around in circles" or "stuck on the hamster wheel." Well, Don Iannone in his very personal life-vision, took this metaphor and transformed it into a beautiful ap… more »

Trust and Risk Taking

04/03/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Ton Zylstra attended the Creative Capital Conference in the Netherlands. He had this to say about one presenter that had Trust and Risk Taking as opposites. To me they are very intimately linked, not opposites. The difference is in seeing Trust as a… more »

Leadership IS a spiritual practice

04/02/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Since returning from the retreat in February, I have been noticed and been pondering the wording of many of the prayers and chants that I regular see and do since becoming an "official" Buddhist. As a practitioner of the Mahayana tradition out of Tibet… more »