Robert L. Peters

31 October 2011

Seven billion.

(source: United Nations)

We hit that expected marker this past weekend. Our species now numbers 7 billion human souls. For more “up-to-the-second” metrics, visit worldometers.


30 October 2011

Tusen Takk!

Rørøs, Norway

I was honored last week to be invited to give a talk at EDIT 2011 : DIG “Norway’s biggest design conference” in the historic copper-mining town of Røros (where the 3,640 or so modern-day inhabitants still work and live in the characteristic 17th and 18th century buildings, which have led to the town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

EDIT 2011 : DIG is organized by Grafill, the Norwegian Organisation for Visual Communication. Although I could only stay for the first day of the event, I was very impressed with the quality of organization and the friendliness of the good people I met…

Photos of the event can be viewed here.

 


29 October 2011

I don't deny that there should be priests to remind men that they will one day die. I only say it is necessary to have another kind of priests, called poets, actually to remind men that they are not dead yet.

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)


28 October 2011

I guess it’s time…

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…for some new glasses and a Movember moustache…


27 October 2011

It was then that I began to look into the seams of your doctrine. I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing ravelled out. And then I understood that it was all machine-sewn.

Henrik Ibsen, (1828-1906)


26 October 2011

Perhaps they’ll fall like dominoes instead…

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There seems to be little doubt that the “golden era” of predatory lending, usury, market manipulations, and unimpeded profiteering by hedge fund managers, private equity chiefs, financiers, and opportunistic robber-baron-corporations is rapidly drawing to a close… what will be interesting to observe is just how the fall will manifest itself. The times they are a’changin indeed…


25 October 2011

Signs of the times…

New York… and spreading.

It’s great to see young women at the forefront of the “occupy” movement—this gives me hope for meaningful outcomes…

The “Wall Street GREED is stealing our future” t-shirt is by friend Mirko Ilić.


24 October 2011

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.

—Tenzin Gyatsu, the 14th Dalai Lama


23 October 2011

A drop of ink may make a million think.

Mark Twain (aka Samual Langhorne Clemens), 1835-1910

(See more posts re: Mark Twain on this blog here).


22 October 2011

Anonymous Hugging…

(spreading, around the globe)

Keetra Dean Dixon is a vivacious, talented, young artist/designer working from an often-frazzled NYC-based workshop. The Anonymous Hugging Wall began as a 2008 installation in her native Alaska—it’s since been replicated far and wide… attesting to the popularity of her premise that the world really could use more hugs.

(I was privileged to have dinner with Keetra last night).


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