I saw a SLAM (
@STREBSLAM) performance in Williamsburg yesterday. What a great way to spend the day!
Read the Review in the NY Times – Daredevils Take Flight and Land Safely Near Your Lap
‘Forces!’ at the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics
Watch this video by founder, Elizabeth Streb, about STREB: Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero
Here are some of my own videos from the show:
#fly #streb #steps #extremeaction #slam #brooklyn #dance
This short film illustrates the power of words to radically effect change.
As 2013 quickly approaches, many of us will be thinking about how we can start the New Year off productively. Goal-setting is an important activity; for individuals and for businesses.
How do you set goals? Here are some ideas to get you thinking.
SMART Goal-setting for the 21st Century – a post I had written a while ago – http://nancy-rubin.com/2011/10/12/smart-goal-setting-for-the-21st-century/
7 Good Habits of Highly Successful People – http://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/seven-good-habits-of-highly-successful-people-goal-oriented
Here are some ideas for Goal-Setting in the classroom:
Lesson Plan – SMART Goal Setting – http://www.ccd.me.edu/careerprep/CareerPrepCurriculum_LP-7.pdf
Setting Goals and Using Feedback to Attain Them
I have to confess that I am fascinated with Tarot Cards. There are different decks of Tarot Cards but the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck is probably the most popular. It is a 78 card deck designed by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite (according to the box.)
The Rider-Waite Tarot website has a great page with pictures of all the cards in the deck.
The Tarot deck is made up of the Minor Arcana and the Major Arcana. The Cards of the Minor Arcana represent the energy, emotions and activities of our daily lives.
The Minor Arcana is divided into 4 suits:
- Pentacles represent business, money, material possession, practical skills and tangible accomplishment.
- Cups are cards of emotion and reflection and indicate spiritual authority, contemplation and inner feelings.
- Swords indicate temporal authority, leadership, wisdom, ideas, creativity and decisiveness.
- Wands indicate practical strength, productivity, confidence, physical power and self-reliance.
The Major Arcana, also known as trumps, are picture cards that represent principles, concepts and ideals. They are numbered one through 21, with the 22nd card (the “Fool”) marked as zero. The Major Arcana cards represent strong, long-term energy or big events in some area of life.
This site also has descriptions of the cards – http://www.psychicguild.com/tarot_about.php
There are different ways to read the cards but one of the most popular is the Celtic Cross reading and it is the easiest to get the desired result for the most questions. This video shows a Celtic Cross reading:
Placement of the cards and Significance in the Celtic Cross
Here is an example of how to read the Celtic Cross – http://www.biddytarot.com/how-to-read-the-celtic-cross-tarot-spread/
1 – The Heart of the Matter
2 – What’s Crossing You
3 – The Root Cause
4 – The Recent Past
5 – Possible Outcomes
6 – Immediate Future
7 – You (The Querent) personal feelings
8 – The Querent’s Environment
9 – Hopes and Fears
10 – The Outcome (based on all the other cards)
Jim Carroll speaks about Innovation and Future Changes. An interesting fact that caught my attention; 60% of the kids in pre-school today will work in jobs that do not currently exist.
What do world-class innovators focus on?
- The long term.
- They think in terms of disruptive ideas.
- They prepare for accelerating change.
- They check the speed of delivery (are we acting fast enough?)
- They align themselves with Just-In-Time knowledge.
Andy Warhol’s “Wild Raspberries” show ran from December 2 – 24, 1959 and was accompanied by a self-published limited edition book of the same name. Wild Raspberries, a collaboration between Andy Warhol and Suzie Frankfurt, featured Warhol’s hand colored illustrations of food items accompanied by whimsical faux recipes.
My uncle, Loy Hanna, met Andy Warhol in the 1960′s and received a copy of Wild Raspberries from Warhol, himself.
“Wild Raspberries,” according to Frankfurt:
Lunching and shopping became a ritual. During one of their excursions, Mrs. Frankfurt told the artist, “We had to write a funny cookbook for people who don’t cook. My mother, who was a hostess sine qua non, deemed the most important thing for a new bride was to be a good hostess. I wanted to emulate my mother, of course, and it was the year all these French cookbooks came out. I tried to make sense of them. ‘Make a béchamel sauce,’ they’d say. I didn’t even know what that was.
“So we did the book, Andy with his Dr. Martin’s dyes and Mrs. Warhol [Andy's mother], her calligraphy. She was gifted and untutored, and we left all the spelling mistakes. I wrote the recipes.” Schoolboys were hired to hand-color the books, a wonderful shiny paper was selected for the covers, and the books were brought to rabbis on the Lower East Side for binding. “There were two versions, colored” of which there were 34, “and semicolored. We thought it would be a masterpiece and we’d sell thousands. I think we sold 20.”