September 20 , 2017 /
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AUTUMNAL EQUINOX 2017

The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year. This year, 2017, it happens on Friday, September 22 at 20:02 UTC, which for me in

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September 9 , 2017 /
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SPIRIT OF LEADERS

Karl Menninger, the founder and director of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, for many years, used to ask patients upon their discharge from the clinic, “How’s your spirit?”  The reason Dr. Menninger asked about the patient’s spirit was Menninger’s understanding of the psyche. The psychiatric definition of psyche is “ the mind functioning as

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September 2 , 2017 /
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“Come Labor On”

There’s an old Scottish hymn and the last verse is: “Come, labor on. No time for rest, till glows the western sky, till the long shadows o’er our pathway lie, and a glad sound comes with the setting sun, ‘Well done, well done!’” I sang that hymn numerous times but had not remembered it until

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August 13 , 2017 /
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THE 8th DECADE

As a newly minted octogenarian, and as a reprise to a brief memoir that I wrote in 2013 about my first 7 decades of learning, I felt a desire to offer a few words about this present 8th decade. You will first have to indulge me in a quick, tip of the iceberg review of

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August 8 , 2017 /
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SPIRITUAL SIBLINGS

My guest author this week is Kumud Ajmani, proud family man. Twenty years of NASA Research experience and counting. Consultant in areas of Propulsion, Combustion, Emissions. Green Fuels and Emissions Reduction for Aeronautics and Space. Founder and CEO of CFD Nexus. He is also the moderator of the weekly Sunday morning Spirit Chat on Twitter,

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August 1 , 2017 /
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EMBRACING LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES

 By Kelly Kass, Guest Author from New York City, a writer and communications consultant. To learn more about Kelly visit www.kellykasseditorial.com, https://www.facebook.com/KellyKassEditorial or follow her on Twitter at @KelKass.  PHOTO also by Kelly “Under A Milwaukee Bridge” A recent trending topic on Twitter had hashtaggers posting their thoughts on what makes life more beautiful. This

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July 25 , 2017 /
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PLAN CHANGE PLAN

This thought or feeling can come to you, whether waking up one day, or at the end of yet another day. It is the uncomfortable moment when you think or feel that life as you know it sucks. What then are you willing to believe and to do to change that? Or do you think

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July 20 , 2017 /
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REAL EDUCATION: Finding Joy in Excellence

Guest author, 96 year-old Dr. John A. Blaschke, shares his early learning experiences that have stayed with him throughout his life and his distinguished career.  In his own words: “WWII Naval Aviator where I learned discipline of self and the discipline of a greater cause. Graduate of Univ. Oklahoma College of Medicine 1950 made possible

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July 6 , 2017 /
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WATCHING WIMBLEDON

The oldest tennis tournament in the world has a storied history and you can read about it if that’s your interest. It started in 1877 as a kind of garden party event and has grown into one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, the others being the French, Australian and US Open tournaments. All are

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