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  • David Loughry 11:20 pm on May 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    This site may transition … 

    This site may transition to another platform, and if so, probably to a Facebook Page and/or Group.

    Why transition? The theme used here on VarietyPeople.org (the theme is now called P2 Classic) is a unique WordPress theme that allows anyone who is a WordPress.com member to post. Not just comment, but post. At the time VarietyPeople.org was in development, this was a significant advantage. However, a couple things have changed:

    • Mobile — The P2 theme was never very good on mobile, and it never got updated to look any better on mobile.
    • P2 Theme — WordPress decided that rather than update P2 for mobile and other new features, they would rename it P2 Classic, and create a new P2 theme from the ground up. However, the new P2 does not have the option to allow any WordPress.com member to post, which was a core feature of the site.
    • Facebook — Facebook Pages and Groups have gotten so good, especially on mobile. More importantly, Pages and Groups can be set up to allow anyone on Facebook, or anyone in a group, to post. Also, tags and categories are supported on Facebook now. So, all the key features of VarietyPeople.org here on WordPress.com can now be duplicated on Facebook. And, Facebook has more active users and more activity generally.

    So, during the exploration and possible transition:

    • Posting by anyone with a WordPress.com member account has been disabled.
    • I may explore platforms other than Facebook.
    • I’ll decide about Facebook Pages vs. Groups, or whether to do both.
    • I may tweak the name VarietyPeople to emphasize sustainable variety.
    • I’ll need to move and adapt content here to the new platform.
    • This site will stay up as a reference, so it’s possible some language here may refer to functionality that is on hold, disabled or in transition.
    • I may still occasionally post related content here.

    If you would like to support this effort, here are two things you might do:

    • To get involved directly with advice on platforms/Facebook, or with assistance in moving content, you can contact me here.
    • To help me make this transition faster by providing financial or non-financial assistance, you can proxri me here.

    Thanks!

    —David Loughry

     
  • David Loughry 8:35 pm on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adventures, , script, , , vitality   

    Have you ever wondered what makes life great? Here are my answers in a short script, which includes your invitation to join some adventures in sustainable variety, or SustaVariety.

    Have you ever wondered what makes life great? (my answers in a short script)

     
  • David Loughry 9:13 pm on August 19, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: collaboration, , in-person event, , online event,   

    Attention LA people who want to make Los Angeles better and more alive … I’m hosting the event below this Thursday, 8/22, 6-8 pm. You can also join us online!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustavariety-for-la-tickets-68701220199

     
  • David Loughry 3:55 pm on July 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Meetups, Sustainable Variety   

    Upcoming event in Los Angeles for learning more about sustainable variety … 

    Pursuing Sustainable Variety

    Thursday, Aug 23, 2018, 6:00 PM

    WeWork Pacific Design Center
    750 N San Vicente Blvd West Hollywood, CA

    0 VariPeeps Attending

    Sustainable variety? What’s that? I think sustainable variety is what makes people feel alive, excited, vital and engaged. I think it’s one of the things that makes life enjoyable. You could say it’s variety that continues and grows. It’s variety that doesn’t become static, yet also isn’t so great it becomes chaotic. In many ways, it’s what nature …

    Check out this Meetup →

     
  • David Loughry 1:28 am on May 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Live in the Los Angeles area? Join Our Adventure to the Getty Center! 

    Join Our Adventure to the Getty Center!

    Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6:30 PM

    Getty Center
    1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 Los Angeles, CA

    1 VariPeeps Attending

    This month, I propose we check out the Getty Center! We can also have coffee/tea and a snack partway through. Here are their current exhibitions and installations: http://www.getty.edu/visit/exhibitions/ Parking is $10, but it’s free admission to the museum. Here’s more about visiting the Getty Center: http://www.getty.edu/visit/center/plan/ After …

    Check out this Meetup →

     
    • David Loughry 4:56 pm on May 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on David Loughry and commented:

      Here’s the next event for Variety People Los Angeles, a Meetup group I organize. If you live in the LA area, or are visiting for the Memorial Day weekend, please consider joining us!

  • David Loughry 3:27 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , equipoise, vibrant   

    This interesting op-ed by David Brooks called “In Praise of Equipoise” includes some of the reasons I started this site, and the Los Angeles Variety People meetup group.

     
    • David Loughry 3:58 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on David Loughry and commented:

      Highly recommended. Here’s one quick quote from it: “The second step is to refuse to be a monad.”

  • David Loughry 2:55 pm on June 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: addiction, connections, drugs, friends, rats, , science   

    I loved the story about “Rat Park” in this video. It may show that when people have adequate variety in their lives, other kinds of dysfunctional things might happen less. I also like when he talks about the idea that we’ve traded stuff and space for friends and connections. And, that we need to cure addictions at the social level, not just the individual level. Perhaps valuing, allowing, seeking and managing variety in our lives might be part of that.

     
  • David Loughry 6:12 pm on December 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , passion, surprise   

    More arguments against having just one passion and one career in life!

     
  • David Loughry 1:28 pm on December 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: galaxies, gender, Jo Progo, multiplicity, , pluralism, unity, YouTube   

    A perspective on variety in gender and more generally in life. 

    Interesting take on having variety in your gender. More generally, it also captures some of what having variety in life involves.

     
  • David Loughry 12:50 am on December 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adaptability, , challenges, curiosity, human potential, idea synthesis, multidimensional problems, multiple interests, passions, polymath, purpose, rapid learning, renaissance, TEDtalk   

    On people who have a range of interests and jobs over a lifetime … 

    This video may resonate with many variety people. However I think almost anyone can benefit from and enjoy more variety. I don’t think you have to be exactly like she’s talking about here to pursue and enjoy more variety. This video may also help some people understand variety people better.

     
    • David Loughry 1:33 pm on December 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on David Loughry and commented:

      Love this. Explains a lot of my history! After much wandering and anguish, I settled on this idea of being a variety person, and it’s partly why I started varietypeople.org.

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