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August 17 , 2019 /

LOOKING BACK LOOKING AHEAD

Positioned in the present, here is a brief public, personal and professional review and forecast.  The past, at least up to 2010, was reviewed summarily in the little book, “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir” (River House Press, 2013).  There was much left out, details and stories that didn’t seem to fit into the scheme of

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August 12 , 2019 /

READY, SET, GO

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL ?  (Posted originally August 5, 2018) Why do we say that you are going “back” to school? We know generally that it means returning, often to something familiar, going “back” somewhere and that is certainly one of the meanings when using the word “back” as an adverb. However, it also implies

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August 5 , 2019 /

FREEDOM & COURAGE

This may seem redundant since my previous post, July 27, was titled, “Freedom of Choice” and toward the end, I said this: “we are free to choose what we believe in strongly enough to act accordingly.  If we believe that one of our freedoms is being compromised or limited by others then we can do

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July 27 , 2019 /

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

At dinner recently one of our daughters was talking about driving faster than the speed limit with her 12 year-old son reminding her she was “breaking the law” and daughter defended herself by saying she knew that if she got a speeding ticket she would have to pay the “consequences.”    I found that interesting enough

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July 21 , 2019 /

ANTICIPATION, PREPARATION, REALIZATION

We like to plan a trip and then prepare for it.  Depending on how long, where we’re going and how we’re getting there, the time variable changes accordingly in all three categories. When starting a new project (pick one) we may have a vision for why we’re doing it, some specific objectives and then we

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July 19 , 2019 /

POLITICAL MIASMA

There is an unhealthy atmosphere in the current political climate. The most effective way to remove the prevailing onerous, as well as odorous, conditions is to remove the source. We know which actions make conditions worse and which make conditions better. If you want to help improve the situation and clear the air you know

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July 15 , 2019 /

AGING GRATEFULLY

There are five dimensions of human activity that are inextricably interrelated and interdependent. These are present regardless of our chronological age and they are not only important components in adult development, they are also factors that become even more critical in the aging process. Each one affects one or more of the others in ways

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July 9 , 2019 /

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Connecting beliefs with values – I think I figured out why I have been having trouble with AI.  It’s not because I don’t support it or believe in it.  I know to some degree what it is and that it is an important part of the evolution of technology now and in the future. Robotics

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July 5 , 2019 /

PLAIN ENGLISH

What is plain English?  What are some the hallmarks of a good writer?  Who do you like to read and why?  If you can answer those questions easily, then you know what plain English is. Four of my favorite writers, among many, are David McCullough, Anne Lamott, Atul Gawande, and Malcolm Gladwell.  They are very

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