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October 19 , 2019 /

SEVEN BENEFITS OF LETTING GO

Much is said about letting go of a burden in order to lighten our load or letting go of an older, outmoded practice or habit in order to embrace a new and better one.  Letting go is not as easy as it sounds, because we may have become attached to what we believe is the

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October 12 , 2019 /

WORTHWHILE

We hear or read about how to have a more meaningful life, one that is more satisfying, more fulfilling, more successful, happier or whatever.  If we feel like we’re missing something that we have yet to achieve, what is it?  We need to give it a name and if it’s merely a sense of restlessness

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October 10 , 2019 /

TREES

I watched some trees, swaying back and forth in the wind, and these thoughts came to me while I watched the wind move the trees. Work with the forces that seek to move you. Adapt and adjust so that you do not break because you are too rigid. Be flexible and move in several different

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October 9 , 2019 /

READY

Above my work table hangs this painting of five race horses rounding what could be the final turn heading for the home stretch. Every morning, after I get started, when I am in that space, I look at this painting and it gives me a boost and an appreciation for another day to run again. 

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October 4 , 2019 /

THIRTEEN MILES

I turn left off Highway #64, 75 miles north of Santa Fe onto Forest Road 151.  13 miles ahead, at the end of a single-lane, dirt road, lay my destination, a Benedictine monastery where I will spend the next three days, reading, writing, reflecting, meditating, walking and enjoying the surrounding desert landscape bordered by magnificent

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September 28 , 2019 /

SO, WHAT DO YOU DO?

One of the first questions most often asked when meeting someone new is an attempt to identify the person by his or her job.  One of my favorite stories is about Reuel Howe, a professor of theology and author, who was met with this question by his seat mate on an airplane.  “So, what do

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September 19 , 2019 /

THEN AND NOW

As an 82-year-old, I have a perspective on living conditions then and now because how I lived then is different from how I live now. I appreciate the differences. Then there were no digital devices on which to rely for communication, storage or photos, etc. Now there is a plethora of computers, chips and bytes,

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September 15 , 2019 /

OPTIMUM LEARNING: ENVIRONMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Choosing a school in some quarters is controversial and I understand why different people respond differently when the topic of school choice comes up.  School choice has gotten a bad rap and there are some good reasons why.  One of the reasons is that charter schools, new to the scene starting in 1992, have had

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September 13 , 2019 /

ONE PHONE CALL

I was trying to get information for a national organization’s conference coming up in February, 2020.   Frustrated with the lack of up to date information on their web site, I thought about what I wanted to say and why and then picked up my phone to call.  The response was that they were too busy

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