Disney’s Dream Dead?

Walt Disney created Disneyland to provide an area where dreams came true. Born in rural Kansas, Disney used his imagination (or maybe his exposure to animals on the farm) to create caricatures that began to define him. Mickey Mouse first appeared in Steamboat Willie but not until Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs did Disney became synonymous with fantasy … Continue reading Disney’s Dream Dead?

What American Culture and Foreign Policy can Learn From “Soccer”

Take American Football: violence, breaks, commercials, unnecessary rules. A snapshot of American Culture? Perhaps..., Canadian Hockey: ice rink, quirky halftime rituals. A snapshot of Canadian Culture? Perhaps..., Football (the checkered ball sort): fluidity, good pacing, minimal abrasive contact, diplomatic relations between players and referees. A snapshot of culture outside North America sans Mexico? Likely. The … Continue reading What American Culture and Foreign Policy can Learn From “Soccer”

The Importance of Manual Labor in a Tech-Heavy Marketplace

There is a lot to learn in the garden. Or on a construction site. Or an assembly line. Too often our work involves devices that are operated by the click of buttons. Working on a data sheet or typing up office reports involves coordination between fingers and buttons. Even companies themselves are controlled by the … Continue reading The Importance of Manual Labor in a Tech-Heavy Marketplace