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

An easy, useful, pleasurable convention for shared photography and arts images.

I’m suggesting an easy, useful, pleasurable convention for shared photography and arts images. I just wrote a post called Photographers and Artists: Add Proxri Info to the Image Itself over on It relates to images shared on Facebook and social media and the web. People can easily send digital images anywhere, so photographers and artists might as well offer them the chance to proxri and/or get in touch!

Video Intro to the Shared Situation Guide

Here’s a brief video intro to one of my new projects, the Shared Situation Guide. It shows you how to access and start using the guide on your desktop and/or mobile. Your shared situation can be whatever your group is dealing with or considering. You can learn and use it on your own right now if you like, but stay tuned for upcoming online workshops for learning to use the guide!

I’m trying an iPhone app called TimeGolden. So far, so good.

I’m trying this iPhone app called TimeGolden. It’s for figuring out how you spend your time, among other things. Pretty interesting so far. If you can deal with all the Help info written by a non-native English speaker, you can learn it with a little playing around. So far I like it.

Here’s what the developer says about it on the app store: “Quantified Self Time Tracking — TimeGolden is a new generation of time management tool which adopts TimeStamp tracing mode, and has virtues of to-do list and mind mapping etc.”

I really like this iPhone journaling app called

I really like this iPhone journaling app called It’s visually appealing and well-organized. It’s intuitive. And the best part is the tags. You can tag every journal entry with multiple tags. So then you can also later filter your posts by tags. I’m using it for journaling and also to keep track of things that I’ve done, thought or felt by tagging them.