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February 16 , 2013 /

Vernal Equinox, March 20, 2013: Lessons from Mother

When the Julian calendar was established around 45 BC, a date in March was fixed for the vernal equinox, that time and moment in the Spring when night and day are of equal length. It has to do with the tilt of the earth toward the sun and at this time it’s approximately zero.  But

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February 11 , 2013 /

Organizational Check-Up

Here are four words, huge in their implications, challenging in their applications, and sometimes confusing in their descriptions.  The following comments are my brief take on each of the words and their meanings, at least for me in the past, present and possible future.  As Yogi (Berra) said, “It’s very hard to make predictions, especially

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February 4 , 2013 /

Finally, an explanation of Why.

We are currently in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and as lifelong learners committed to postponing dementia for a few more years, we are taking Spanish lessons at Warren Hardy’s Escuela at # 6 San Rafael.  It’s a great neighborhood although we are camped about 2 miles north in the country.Warren offered a lecture this

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February 2 , 2013 /

Giving Yourself a Gift of Time and Space

This piece was originally written a year ago and this is a revised update. This interesting phrase, “taking time off” doesn’t mean much because one can not really ever turn time off.  What we mean is “time out” from the usual and ordinary, perhaps to invest in the unusual and extraordinary.   Like it says

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January 31 , 2013 /

The Sea of Cortez, Sunrise and Looking Ahead

This is more of a personal than a professional piece but with less and less separation between the two dimensions, herewith.  Our recent travels began the first week in January, took us respectively through Houston and Phoenix and we crossed the border around noon to Mexico on January 9 at Otay Mesa, the eastern port

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January 23 , 2013 /

Be Out of Touch and Enjoy it!

Be Out of Touch – And Enjoy It!    As the owner/user of an iPhone, an iMac and a MacBookPro, plus a wireless connection in office and home, and in most public venues for all of them, (plus a roommate who is similarly connected) I am somewhat familiar with email, voice mail, live conversations and meetings

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January 21 , 2013 /

PUT YOUR MONEY ON THE KIDS!

–> Schools, organizations, kids and the future    When schools began to be compulsory, the model was, following the industrial revolution, to make little workers of the students.  Like their fathers, and later their mothers during wartime especially, in the factories, they were to follow instructions, work diligently at whatever was assigned as their task –

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December 24 , 2012 /

The Day Before Christmas, Dec 24, 2012

T’was the day before Christmas and all through the land No one was playing, not even the band. People were traveling from near and far Some by airplane and others by car. Many were troubled by visions in their head Of children so beautiful and now they are dead. Mothers and fathers with tears in

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December 22 , 2012 /

First Day of Winter, First Light

Today is the first full day of winter when the sun starts moving ever slightly north along the horizon.  It’s all about the light, the return of the light on the shortest, darkest day of the year, at least in this northern hemisphere.  It gives me renewed hope every year, that we will see the

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