EXCERPTS from Chapter Seven in “SEVEN DECADES: A LEARNING MEMOIR”. (River House Press. 2013) LINK: www.tinyurl.com/nxlvqjn “When people in the next decade are trying to convey a picture of the most recent decade, they will use a self-portrait shot from a digital camera or cell phone held by one hand extended away from the subject.
I reached back to September, 2011, to retrieve this short piece, prompted by a recent, thoughtful post by Whitney Johnson on feeling our feelings. Years ago I developed a little scheme for helping people to deal with what I called, reactive emotions that usually got them nowhere, except mired in their own misery and instead
“Sometimes we have blinders on. I know I have been guilty of this. What is before my eyes I haven’t always had the clarity to see. It’s amazing how experience often gives us the gift of wisdom and clarity.” Melanie Korach, a teacher in Canada. Conversations often have a way of waking us up, especially
THE POWER OF NOW Here is a group of students who understand the Power of Now and have taken it upon themselves to make a difference. These are the kids from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland Florida, the survivors of the horrific attack who saw 14 of their classmates and 3 staff members shot
What is a connection? Two entities making contact? For a moment in time? For several moments, or a week, month or year? Or more? When we talk of electrical circuits, including the brain, we sometimes refer to a disconnect. When something or someone becomes unplugged and loses a power source, all kinds of interesting things