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July 26 , 2018 /

Conscious and Intentional

I reached back to September, 2011, to retrieve this short piece, prompted by a recent, thoughtful post by Whitney Johnson on feeling our feelings. Years ago I developed a little scheme for helping people to deal with what I called, reactive emotions that usually got them nowhere, except mired in their own misery and instead

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July 17 , 2018 /

SIGHT TO INSIGHT

“Sometimes we have blinders on. I know I have been guilty of this. What is before my eyes I haven’t always had the clarity to see. It’s amazing how experience often gives us the gift of wisdom and clarity.”   Melanie Korach, a teacher in Canada. Conversations often have a way of waking us up, especially

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July 8 , 2018 /

THE POWER OF NOW

THE POWER OF NOW Here is a group of students who understand the Power of Now and have taken it upon themselves to make a difference.  These are the kids from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland Florida, the survivors of the horrific attack who saw 14 of their classmates and 3 staff members shot

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July 1 , 2018 /

CONNECTIONS

What is a connection?  Two entities making contact?  For a moment in time? For several moments, or a week, month or year?  Or more?   When we talk of electrical circuits, including the brain, we sometimes refer to a disconnect.  When something or someone becomes unplugged and loses a power source, all kinds of interesting things

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June 24 , 2018 /

TBD

“At eighty, one can take a long view and have a vivid, lived sense of history not possible at an earlier age…I do not think of age as an ever grimmer time that one must somehow endure and make the best of, but as a time of leisure and freedom, freed from the factious urgencies

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June 19 , 2018 /

CELEBRATING SOLSTICE 2018

This year it’s June 21, at 10:07 GMT and you can figure out the exact time where you are with an easy converter.   For us here in PDT in the USA it’s 3:07 AM and I doubt we’ll be up then, but soon afterwards to at least watch the sun rise at it’s northernmost point

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June 13 , 2018 /

DEPRESSION & SUICIDE

There are numerous categories of labels. Some are intended to be a helpful diagnosis such as DEPRESSION, much in the news lately. Two other labels are  ADD/ADHD, and the catch all CANCER wherein you have to specify what kind and where.  Those labels and many others in the field of medicine, psychology and education are

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June 4 , 2018 /

COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

Here is a line from George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Back to Methuselah”  ‘There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’  This was used by Robert Kennedy during his brief Presidential campaign and shortly afterwards in a eulogy for

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May 26 , 2018 /

A Different Commencement

It’s that time of year again, graduations at high schools, colleges and universities across the country and 3.6 million high school seniors walking across the stage and picking up diplomas.  Have a brief look at this and the conclusions. Greenville High School, Greenville, Ohio, Class of 1955   (Greenville is a town of some 12,000 people

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