Bright Ideas

Practical reference material to assist people looking to make a difference in our world. Replicable models, book reviews, weblinks, demonstrations, tutorials, and videos for people helping people and people healing our planet.


Retirement Business Ideas

Wondering how to add income during your retirement years? The link below was contributed by an enthusiastic group of students at Brenham Community Center in East Central Texas. The article offers a spectrum of ideas, good for people with many different skills and personality types. All based on one of my […]


Think Outside the Box

Tis the season to give and receive presents. What to give? How to choose? There’s intention and talent behind those who are the Jordan Spieths of gift giving. Those for whom every gift delivered is a hole-in-one and brings the appreciative roar of the crowd. My brother Josh is one […]


Why Is This Youngster Important to Us?

His name is Utkarsh Tandon, doesn’t sound like a Trump-friendly name, does it? Ok, setting that political aside aside, let me answer the question posed. Tandon is a high school kid in Southern California who, when a Freshman (er, that’s 9th grade, people) in 2014, developed a machine learning model for […]


Giving Back 4

On the way to the supermarket last week I passed a neighbor’s “victory garden,” across from our gate, just off the main road. I’m regularly impressed by how substantial a parcel that fellow plants each year, because he works it, lives, and eats the harvest all on his own. At the […]


Everything Old is New Again

Alas, we are “only human” and struggle at best to get a broad or long range view of our relative importance to the scheme of things. How futile it is to be a selfish species when in reality, we are only self-centered (like infants) – there is a whole universe of connectedness […]


Stalling or Starting Out at 60, 70, and Beyond 4

A few months ago, my friend and writing mentor, Peggy Millin (Clarity Works), wrote a blog entry called “Right Time, Right Path: Now”. In it she detailed and pondered on her feeling of being “stalled,” not just as a writer, but as a woman realizing the many miles she’s already logged on life’s journey and the impact the […]


Reaching Your Peak

  My plan this morning was to avoid electronics, so I brought a book and a print newsletter with me to the breakfast table. The first article to catch my attention in the AARP Bulletin was a feature interview with Arianna Huffington by Deidre Donahue. Ironic that her second interview […]