ArLyne's Diamonds

A running commentary of ideas

Monday, August 15, 2005

Keeping Promises and Being on Time

Am I really so out of date that I am the only one who believes people should show up when they say they are going to - or else they should call and let you know that their plans have changed?

Over and over again I expect someone to arrive and they don't. No phone call - and when next I hear from them, the apology is superficial, as though they didn't really realize they'd inconvenienced me at all. Both men and women all under 50 seem to be doing this rather regularly.

What's your experience with this?

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Silence encourages and allows evil

There is a saying that the bad can only succeed if the good remain silent. Do you speak up?

Monday, August 01, 2005

Sharing of Ideas - Today's "Sunday Salon"

In the past, great minds came together to share ideas. They met at the home of a famous hostess on a Sunday afternoon, once a month. This was nicknamed the "Sunday Salon." I've always wanted to emulate the concept. I'd love to meet and chat with writers, artists, great thinkers on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, living in Silicon Valley, most of the great thinkers are highly technical and product innovative folk - and I am not.

We don't share an interest in the same topics. They talk "tech",I talk people and philosophy. Oh well.

So, I started this blog. My hope of course was that you and I would chat together on a regular basis. Please do so with me. It will be so much fun to have a lively discussion on a regular basis.