Gorgeous photo by @estlinhaiss; Storm clouds departed and left this behind

Why Andrew Yang? Watch this video and you will discover the foundation of extraordinary President.

So much old tide resistance against this new upstart, Yang. The tide is shifting slowly. Remember the status quo (press included) take time to change. Sometimes after considerable upset, the trigger response is to yearn for the safe and familiar. We need to act right now if you want Yang for 2020. The biggest resistance is coming from the old guard of the DNC. Remember 2016 how Hillary neglected the states that had the most displaced workers, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania? Trump correctly diagnosed this frustrated voting block but has he served their needs?

Yang got the lowest amount of air time during last night’s debate but he utilized his limited time wisely. My sweet mother thinks like so many Democtrats do, that Biden is the only candidate capable of beating Trump. This is what the DNC wants you to believe.

You know how well Trump deals with a competitor who has a substantial public voting/service to country record. Lot’s to tag on a Hillary, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders with that will ignite and light up the Trump base. How will Trump contend with an entrepreneur that is smarter than him, a successful Immigrant second-generation story, and facile on his feet?

Durham Cool is convinced that Andrew Yang is the most qualified, competent and humble candidate (see the perfect antidote to the current Admin in chief). Similarly disposed towards Andrew Yang? Longshot odds be damned, requiring extraordinary effort, yes. Follow these simple steps:

1) Share the Yang is Making Sense article with your Circle of influence (see friends, co-workers, and family, social media followers) familiarize yourself with the Yang plan (UBI, jobs, Climate, Energy) Comment routinely on Youtube when a Yang video runs. Share pertinent videos with your circle of influence.

2) Convert your enthusiasm to action by volunteering at Yang 2020.

3) Vote and get out the vote when it matters most. Canvas your circle of influence to ensure they have means, time and energy to do the same (Voting, Encouraging their respective C.O.I. to vote for Yang).

The principal reason, I wrote the article, Yang is Making Sense, is because Yang is making sense. The buried lead, in case you missed it, is Durham Cool endorses Andrew Yang for President in 2020.

Remember UBI almost happened in the USA 1971.  Endorsed by MLK Jr and President Richard M. Nixon.  It passed the House but stalled in the Senate because Democrats wanted a higher monthly installment. 

Please take a moment, to watch the videos and or read the content in the article as I think we may be looking at the only candidate that can bring together disaffected Trump supporters, Entrepreneurs, Libertarians, Silicon Valley, mass affluent pragmatists, displaced by automation workers, African Americans, technologists, millennials, and those in the top 1% influenced by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. The widening income gap, disappearing middle class, disturbs all income brackets-as it contributes to societal shared costs-welfare, disability, uninsured emergency room hospital care, drug addiction.  We all do better when we all do better.

The video below is included to make the point that Yang has the solution for all of us. Is it a perfect solution, no. Does it have a viable opportunity to protect the margins during this sweeping change (already underway) to Automation with Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence? My answer is Hell yes!

Coders and or developers have known for a long time that their jobs were  at risk by their own code batch process efficiency. Mark Cuban warned 3 years ago that Computers will be writing code at much greater efficiency than any human being or team of humans. The jobs of the future will require engineers, computer science workers to have liberal arts skills (writing, communication, public speaking, sociology, and psychology). More UX/UI jobs than coding and developing roles.


Matt posts an interview with a younger version of 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang from back in 2015. The interview took place at a forum on advancing careers through education in Denver, Colorado. The event was hosted by Poppy Harlow on CNN, long prior to Andrew Yang’s run for President. Among the topics discussed were the effect of automation on jobs, education, vocational schools, college debt, and advancing entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Time in context: 3 days after this aired, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President.



Take a moment to visit our Article, Restaurant Finder, Andrea Reusing Page, Visitor, and Resident Information, Triangle Best rated Service Provider page(s). Durham Cool is a website celebrating innovation-where we find it!

    What is Flow?

  Flow is one of eight mental states that can happen during the learning process which Csíkszentmihályi outlines in his flow theory. … Flow is the most optimal of these states for learning, as it is where skill level and challenge level of a task are at their highest.

 Ready to get into the Durham Cool Flow? Begin here.

Today we take a much-needed break from all the gloom and doom and bring you this incredible Otter rescue  story. Something about Otters, beyond their obvious cuteness, captures my inner child and higher self. A clue to this fascination and respect is within the sea otter image above.  Think community, shared work, play and rest, when necessary, on your otter mom and or extended family member. Otter as floating sea mattress.  You know the other reason they float together, is safety in numbers.  Much harder to pick off by predators when your extended family forms a larger mass area and natural alarm system when predators are near. 

Otters are known to hold hands in groups – called a raft – while they eat, sleep and rest, to prevent families losing each other. The furry animals, the largest member of the weasel family, are even known to wrap sea plants around them to secure the bond.

Watch this otter rescue story and try not to smile. Impossible.


Orphaned Otter {Try Not To Smile} *Rescued and Rehabilitated*


Looks like today, heart open wide, is animal love day. You know there is nothing like a mother’s love for her children. This video came up  based on the Otter rescue share.

This one may be difficult to watch for even the most Macho, perhaps especially for the muy macho  among us  without a Costco ton of tissue paper at the ready. Watch to the end as the saving and outcome process might even bridge the gap in a fractured relationship. 

This frantic mother dog’s love of her puppies has her digging with paws, biting at stones and tearing at the rubble to free her buried babies who are trapped after a house collapsed in the rain. When Animal Aid’s rescuers arrived, they feared the puppies might not be alive, but their Mama must have been able to hear them or sense that they were still alive and she was determined to tell us so. Every minute was precious and she seemed to realize that they could suffocate at any moment. You’ll never forget this incredible portrait of a blissful rescue and a mother’s unstoppable love. For a mother, nothing is more important than the safety of her children. Please donate: http://www.animalaidunlimited.org/don…




Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have pledged 99% of their wealth to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, which aims “to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation.”



Design Your Ultimate Life Designing your Ultimate Life invite[/caption]

Create & Achieve Your Personal Vision Of Success In The 12 Dimensions Of Your Life

Have you ever noticed how the average person, when asked to introduce themselves, will start by describing their job?

Society conditions us to define ourselves by our work – and by extension, our wealth.

But while your career and money are important – did you know there are actually 12 dimensions of life that shape your overall success and happiness?

Most of us only ever set goals in one or two of those dimensions.

Many even believe we need to sacrifice some areas of life, in order to have success in others – like giving up our family for our careers or focusing on health at the expense of social life.

As a result, we often end up feeling stuck, unfulfilled, and incomplete – even after getting that promotion or raise.

The reason this happens is simple:

Most of us are clueless as to what we really want, or how to get it.

And often, what we think we want is simply a projection forced on us by others.

What we should do instead, according to lifestyle design experts Jon and Missy Butcher – 

Is to examine our entire lives, and define our personal vision of success through a process known as Life Envisioning.

Life Envisioning is the life-changing ritual that Jon and his wife Missy use to create extraordinary outcomes in all 12 dimensions of life, all at once.