People First has a big vision and is moving forward on a variety of initiatives. Life is too short to record it all in detail here â€¦ so I am choosing to reference a few (in alphabetical order);
(The) Business Of Identity
Digital Puerto Rico
Internet Identity Workshop
Some are large far-reaching initiatives some are small ideas. Some I am just interested in, others I am helping get established. I believeÂ all are designed to help â€˜move the can down the roadâ€™ in different ways. (The can beingÂ that which we each need to move forward to create a better world where people and their humanity are not afterthoughts but at the center of thinking, decisions and action.
And that human-centered perspective got me to thinking about people â€“ and their stories.
So, in parallel with these initiatives, we are also pivoting the site, including moving the blog front and center and dropping the â€˜WhoWhatWhenWhereWhyHowâ€™ pages to a supporting role on the site.
We are also announcing the introduction of a new theme of posts categorized as â€˜Travels Without Charleyâ€™ â€“Â tipping cap, doffing hat, nodding head vigorously towards one John Steinbeck.
Steinbeck is one of 4 literary â€˜Johnsâ€™ that I reference from time to time. Steinbeck, of course, wrote â€˜East of Edenâ€™ and â€˜Grapes of Wrathâ€™ â€¦ but also a lesser-known work from 1962 that records a journey in 1960 through America with his dog Charley. The book â€˜Travels With Charleyâ€™ is lovely, containingÂ such delights as
â€œI suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless.â€
â€¦ still true 60 years later!
Me? I donâ€™t have a dog to travel with and would not even begin to compare myself to someone like Steinbeck. I am just borrowing his idea because there are stories I hear from people. All kinds of people. All the time. So â€˜Travels Without Charleyâ€™ is my modern day, far less skilled contribution to the storytelling that in my mind has never been lost by people that care â€“ but that corporations and punters constantlyÂ reference as if they have just learned of the â€˜second comingâ€™.