Archive for January, 2013

Is Anonymous the New Celebrity?

One from the archives, on the House. This isn’t the first time Ohio has been a battleground state in the service of a more perfect union.


Is Anonymous the New Celebrity? (Answer)


One from the archives, on the House. This isn’t the first time Ohio has been a battleground state in the service of a more perfect union.




In an age that worships fame, Anonymous has turned celebrity on its head, becoming recognized by being unrecognizable, famous for being unknown, indistinguishable rather than distinct from the many. Anonymous is no one, and everyone, and it’s my guess that Sheriff Abdalla, however sleuthworthy, is going to have a pretty tough time tracking down a metaphor for the new and awesome power of shared information wearing a really spooky mask..

We, all of us in the service of an idea that is  larger than ourselves; who see a wrong and try to right it; who see a need and try to fill it; who imagine a better world and try to build it, wield the power of anonymous, the power of ideas, the power of the House of We, who celebrate innovation, collective and creative action,  transparency,   honesty, kindness, and justice for all.

And for all those who seek to live in the shadows, and trample on the rights of the many in order to maintain the power of the few, here’s a musical reminder from the You Tube generation


Which Team Are You On?


Occupy Steubenville is both an inspiration and a warning to all of us in the House of We, because it demonstrates the awesome extent of our power. When the new economy of engagement flexes it’s muscles, creative destruction occurs. In an instant, the ancient and inviolable power pods of Ohio Valley football crumble.   In their place a new global alliance forms- -a new cult, devoted not to home town or home team, but to a common sense of truth and justice, and a collective desire to co-create a new and improved vision of the American way.

The world has changed forever.  We can never go home again. No one can act with impunity.  Secrecy and silence are a thing of the past. The House of We is watching. Anonymous is legion, does not forget, does not forgive, stands united, and is divided by zero.

Heads up to the House

Remember the House Rules!  Work together for the good of the whole House in the service of an ideal that is larger than yourself. Forget this guiding principle, and the  power of WE  degenerates into the power of ME only with a different mask. The old order triumphs, and the opportunity to change the world for good is lost.

Which is the Real New Morning in America?

Here is some Dead Live to bring you back and forward, and give you the long and short of it





Micro-brews were the standard bearers, introducing the new dawn of micro-brands and artisinal production into the waning afternoon of big brand mass production. Dogfish Head, the ” off-center beer for off-center people” took the concept of craft beer to a whole new culinary level of excellence, brewing small batches of a wide variety of exotic beers, and even including molecular archaeologists in the produces who are able to determine the ingredients in urns found in the tombs of ancient kings in order to resurrect the recipes.

Beyond producing a superior gourmet beer, Dogfish Head understands that they are selling more than suds, they are selling an experience, and an engagement with a select fringe cult that stands apart and above the mainstream.  From the elan of  including a ferry ride from Jersey to Delaware in it’s brewery tour, to partnering with paradigm shifting musicians to bring their respective communities together in collection co-creation to invent the next flavor and experience, Dogfish Head has reinvented beer because it imagines new experiences that beer can conjure which no one had ever thought of before. By creating a secret club of like-minded enthusiasts brought together to enjoy the new artisanal suds, Dogfish reinvented a category while also inventing a new passion and an explorative “jam” endeavor– once only associated with music. A new American Beauty was born.

In a release, Grateful Dead’s legacy manager, David Lemieux, explained the band’s reasoning for launching a beer:

“We’ve looked for a long while for the perfect brewery to team up with for a Grateful Dead-inspired brew, and feel we’ve finally found the right fit. Aside from Dogfish’s history with music-themed brews, we love their beer, and think it’s the best around. Plus, these are really good people and are the type of folks we want to work with.”

Fans will have to wait until December to submit their ingredient suggestions, which they’ll be able to do online. A panel of representatives from both Grateful Dead and Dogfish Head will select the winning ingredient, and the fan who submitted it will be invited to help brew a test batch. American Beauty is expected to be ready by October of 2013, and will be sold through the 27 states in which Dogfish Head is sold.

Finally, a beer for DeadDogfish Heads!  And in an interesting deja vu all over again  side note, the  American colonists brewed their own beer and drank it for breakfast for generations in order to fortify themselves for the hard work required to build a new nation.  In the House of We, we think that micro-brews like Dogfish Head really are the new morning in American,  that will ultimately put us  back to work building the next vision of made in the USA.

Here are a couple of other Dogfish Head muses to get your toes tapping while you’re sipping your suds.

Bitch’s Brew inspired by Miles Davis

Faithfull Ale inspired by Pearl Jam

Hellhound inspired by Robert Johnson