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Monday, October 6, 2014

Another Benefit of Going for a Walk…


How to create serendipity?  

'One way is to go for a walk.  The history of innovation is replete with stories of good ideas that occurred to people while they were out on a stroll.'  

'The…stroll removes you from the task-based focus of modern life - paying bills, answering email, helping kids with homework - and deposits you in a more associative state.  Given enough time, your mind will often stumble across some old connection that it had long overlooked, and you experience that delightful feeling of private serendipity:  

Why didn't I think of that before?'




From:
Where Good Ideas Come From:  The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson


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Shade Parade Nashville & The Sidewalk Foundation are dedicated to increasing access to high quality well designed sidewalks in Nashville.  Currently, for every 1 mile of roadway, we have less than 1/2 mile of sidewalk on a single side.  Pretty poor statitics compared to our peer cities.  

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Mayoral Candidate Coffee:  This WEDNESDAY, Oct 8th, start at 745a.  Ruby.

Pedestrian Paradise:  NEW TIME 3-6p, Oct 19th, walk Bowling/Explore art bombed Elmington Park.


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