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June 14 , 2021 /

ROAD TRIP REPORT # 2

Contrasts and Comparisons Being planted in one place to absorb the surroundings versus traveling to get to another place – day and night.  While being on the road is a very different experience from parked or camped in one spot, we find ways to make the motion forward at 70 mph engaging.  These include listening

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June 7 , 2021 /

ROAD TRIP REPORT # 1

On the road again, having departed home in Tubac, AZ, Wednesday, June 2, and 4 days and 1,100 miles later  we’re south of Jackson, Wyoming on the Snake River.  We are traveling via our Leisure Travel Van RV, camping with amenities, as we say.  Those of you who know the open spaces of the West

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May 24 , 2021 /

ABOVE MY PAY GRADE

Putting something together when you have the right tools and skills but can’t see what you’re doing is a challenge. While I was finishing a job one mornng recently, I started thinking.   “ Whoa, you can stop right there,” I told myself.  “If you start thinking about something such as the implications of the job

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May 21 , 2021 /

PAYING ATTENTION

With gratitude to Peter Senge, who talks often about decentralizing the role of leadership in order to enhance the capacity of all people to work toward healthier human systems, I offer these observations, insights and experiences. As leaders, we are acutely aware of trying to meet the needs of multiple constituencies – directors, associates, colleagues,

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May 17 , 2021 /

UPDATES DOWNLOADS UPDATED

How often do you get a notice that a piece of software or an application needs to be “updated” and “downloaded” to be sure that you have the latest and greatest whatever?   It seems to me that it’s a weekly task like filling the gas tank or going to the grocery.  It cleans up the

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May 13 , 2021 /

TRAVEL TIME

Or is it time to travel?  I prefer the double entendre of it’s time to travel and having the time to travel, both of which are true for us.  We love to travel as anyone who knows us, knows well.  Our first trip together, some 25 years ago, was to Canyon de Chelly in AZ,

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May 2 , 2021 /

SPIRIT & SOUL IN LEADERS

The mythical story of Psyche, Amor and Venus has to do with love lost and found, the joy and suffering along the way, hard work and humiliation, as well as the comfort, support and assistance of others.  It is easy to recognize in this story of Psyche the human soul, which is purified by passions

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April 28 , 2021 /

LABELS

If you are a writer, there are times when you must write because it helps think through what’s troubling you.  Writer is a label. Lately, which in my case, means a long period of time, labels have worried me for numerous reasons not the least of which is that labels put people in boxes with

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April 24 , 2021 /

EXEMPLARY SCHOOLS

Some recent news reports indicate “culture wars” going on in schools with parents divided over curriculum issues having mainly to do with race.  There are other related social issues that schools must deal with and they are not going to please everyone and as professional educators they have to make choices about what to include

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