Do you know of anyone else who has …

I realize the question you’ll read below is somewhat silly, since it would be hard to find anyone like you either if you put together a long, specific list about yourself and asked if people knew anyone else who had the same list as you. But weirdly, I hope you’ll see that posing the question as I have below seems to focus attention better than just listing what I’ve created and done. And I hope you’ll see that perhaps the diverse parts of what I’ve created and integrated might add up to more than the sum of the parts, and are perhaps significant and worth your further explorations. So, here comes perhaps the longest sentence you’ve read, or at least of one the longest.

To help other people and themselves feel and be more alive, pursue possibilities, meet challenges and avoid problems, do you know of anyone else (besides me) who has created an elegant philosophical framework that also relates to mathematics, engineering, business, design, the arts and the sciences, and linked it with an integrated set of patterns for creativity, problem-solving and innovation that they also created, and then linked both of those with an integrated set of rewards processes they created that can augment and/or replace some processes of markets, governments, nonprofits and more as well as create new possibilities for collaboration in our connected world, and then linked all of that with our current state of technology and networks, as well as proposed using all of this to meet some of humanity’s ordinary and tough challenges like climate change, sustainability and quality of life, and made some first attempts to implement all of this in several domains and share it with various groups of people? In this question, I’m referring to my proximity thinking framework and my projects related to it, introduced on the home page of

If you do know of anyone else who has done the above, or even a good chunk of it, please let me know. If you know someone who might know of anyone else like that, please share this post with them, and ask them to let me know.

Thank you!

David Loughry


First ClimateProxri Post


I recently started a climate change project which was introduced on the ProxThink River blog. The section of the project regarding what people can do right now has some suggestions and standards for people who have a website, blog or social network page. This post is the first example of using ClimateProxri and ClimateLocation, each of which can be used as both tags and text markers. Find out more at climate change project.

What does ClimateProxri mean? A ProxReward is a reward which relates elements in the proximity. ProxRewards are also called proxri for short (pronounced prox’ree). So a ClimateProxri is a proxri related to climate change. To find out more, see climate change project.

Here are some of my ClimateProxri:

  • I changed all my old lightbulbs to compact fluorescents about three years ago.
  • Our building has recycling now, so I’m recycling paper, plastics, glass and metals.
  • I’ve kept a 1987 Saab 900 turbo running for many years, which according to Wired Magazine, just might be a good idea. Plus, it gets better gas mileage than many new cars.
  • I work in my loft, so I don’t commute. I only drive a couple times a week, and I combine errands when I do drive.
  • I only eat meat a couple of meals a week (saves on methane production by animals and usage of water and energy for feed grain production)
  • I created a climate change project!

What’s a ClimateLocation? It’s a text string you can use as a tag to signal that a GPS location related to climate change is contained in a document, web page, blog post, etc. Then in your text, you can include the GPS location coordinates using the format ClimateLocation (number, number) as a text marker.

Both the tags and text markers ClimateProxri and ClimateLocation make websites, blogs, and social network pages more searchable. Again, to find out more, see climate change project.

Most of the ClimateProxri above relate to my downtown Los Angeles location, which is ClimateLocation (34.043037, -118.255215).

Also, tracks blog postings by neighborhoods and towns. I’m including one of the suggested location tags as well, which is the Google Map link for my location.

I hope you will adopt the ProxThink Climate Change Project standards for your website, blog or social network page. To find out more, see climate change project.

~ Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind. ~