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June 25 , 2022 /

REPRESSION

  noun: repression the action of subduing someone or something by force. the restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc. quashing subduing crushing squashing stamping out squelching oppression subjugation domination tyranny subjection despotism dictatorship authoritarianism censorship   Opposite: freedom, liberty   That is a fair summary of what happened with the SCOTUS decision

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June 21 , 2022 /

SUMMER SOLSTICE 2022

Today, June 21, marks the “official” end of Spring, the “official” beginning of Summer. Regardless of the calendar formality, you’re free to celebrate on your own schedule. You can read all the details about why that occurs here: http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/summersolstice.htm It’s a lot about the earth’s relationship to the sun. It’s also about our relationship to

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June 12 , 2022 /

CHANGE LESSONS LEARNED

We have been living in and enduring unanticipated changes, not only for the past two years, when change seems to have intensified, but much longer when we look at the big picture.  Given our years of adapting and adjusting to change, one might think we could do better than we have on numerous fronts.  

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June 6 , 2022 /

CELEBRATING TEACHERS

Last week, Dan Rather, in his weekly post to his Substack community said this: “…despite all of this dysfunction, education remains one of our greatest hopes. Teachers heroically forge onward despite the challenges — inspiring young minds, percolating new ideas, and fostering energy for a better and more just nation.” At the end of another

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May 30 , 2022 /

INDEFINITE UNCERTAINTY

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any

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May 25 , 2022 /

8th DECADE

When I was 75 I wrote a little book, “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir” about significant learning experiences that had an impact on me and helped shape me into who I am. The book covered each decade from the 1940’s through the first decade of the 21st century.  The book ended with 2010. Now another

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May 17 , 2022 /

EARLY DETECTION & INTERVENTION FOR SHOOTERS

We know this process works for Cancer, drug and alcohol addiction, suicide prevention, early learning issues, and relationship problems.  It is not 100% effective, nothing is, but this strategy is effective in a significant number of cases and saves lives.   So, why not a more conscious commitment to this process when it comes to

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May 10 , 2022 /

ARTIFICIAL INTEL?

Years ago I wondered how INTEL got its name thinking it might have had something to do with intelligence, you know, computers as smart machines. Only partly right. Intel Corporation was founded on July 18, 1968 by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andy

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May 4 , 2022 /

WHY ?

This post was prompted by a question, “Why do we have to do this all over again?”  The reference was to the recent hullabaloo over the Supreme Court leak about Roe v. Wade being overturned.  The issue of a woman’s right to choose how to treat her own body is protected under the current law

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