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April 18 , 2019 /

ALTERNATIVE TO DISASTROUS DIPLOMACY

After invading southern Greece and receiving the submission of other key city-states, sometime between 346-336 B.C., Philip II of Macedon turned his attention to Sparta and asked menacingly whether he should come as friend or foe. The reply was “Neither.” Losing patience, he sent the message: “You are advised to submit without further delay, for

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April 12 , 2019 /

AWARENESS

While driving through Texas this past week (OKC to Houston to Santa Fe) we stayed at two Texas State Parks, highly recommended (Lake Fairfield and South Llano River).  We also hunkered down in Houston for several days near the huge medical center, much of which is operated under the University of Texas logo.  While negotiating

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April 6 , 2019 /

BEYOND NUMBERS

(This is a reprise from 6 years ago and it still applies in the present, so herewith for your review.  Seems it’s the old what goes around comes around) There is an article called “Six Ways to Become a Wise Leader” by Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou  (good advice) and it reminded me of so

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March 31 , 2019 /

KNOWING and DOING

If you want to make a change, believe you know what to do and still can’t seem to do it, then what?  It’s both complex and simple.  Many people do not understand either the complexity or the simplicity.   According to research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology there is an interconnected web of psychological, chemical

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March 25 , 2019 /

SEASON OF CHANGE

With Spring in full swing, we note the change by buds and blossoms, the vibrant colors, new growth, warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, and a general increase of activity in the natural world. One thing we all have in common, regardless of our age, is that we also change, day by day, season by season,

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March 18 , 2019 /

EOSTRE, GODDESS OF SPRING

Here’s the story of the Anglo-Saxon goddess who’s responsible for putting chicken eggs in a bunny’s basket and who has magic powers similar to the magic of Spring itself. https://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Easter/BunnyEggs.htm This year, Easter and Spring are separated on the calendar by 29 days, almost as many as possible.  Spring arrives March 20 and Easter is

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March 8 , 2019 /

FROM TIME TO TIME

From time to time, I think about time.  We use time as if it were a commodity, even talk about how we spend it.  The  sun, moon and stars are better keepers of time than we are and I believe the indigenous peoples were onto this long before we invented clocks and attempted to regulate

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March 1 , 2019 /

50 YEARS 10 LESSONS

(Published originally February 18, 2018) Imagine the following conversation: You:   You worked 50 years and only learned 10 lessons? Me:     Well, actually, I’m still working and I’m still learning. You:   What do you mean, you’re still working? Me:     What I said, I’m still working. I’m teaching, consulting, counseling, writing, speaking, doing whatever I want to

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February 24 , 2019 /

A STORY OF RENEWAL

For those who work hard, who work long hours, and are deeply engrossed in a particular job, a common fault seems to be that they do not take time out very often for their own renewal. The missing ingredient may be a plan that includes a commitment to honor the process of renewal and figure

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