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November 7 , 2012 /

PEST – Post Election Stress Thoughts

Waking up this morning to yesterday’s election results shows what we all know, that this is a country that is polarized, divided and fractured.   The political divisions are significant because they are along race, class and ethnic lines, they are clearly socio-economic, and these differences must be bridged somehow if we are to become

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November 1 , 2012 /

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

Some passing thoughts on creativity, innovation……   “We all operate in two contrasting modes, which might be called open and closed. The open mode is more relaxed, more receptive, more exploratory, more democratic, more playful and more humorous. The closed mode is the tighter, more rigid, more hierarchical, more tunnel-visioned. Most people, unfortunately spend most

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October 14 , 2012 /

A Personal Reflection

$1749.20 per ounce – The Price of Gold and My Priceless Golden Girl 7:30 AM, October 14, Abiquiu, New Mexico The sun is streaming through the cottonwood trees and it is as if this brilliant sunlight is making them shine like gold.  I look out my three office windows into a veritable forest of gold,

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October 12 , 2012 /

LEARNING from ASINTMAH (earth/nature goddess, Native American)

Fall Colors! Photosynthesis is as natural to plants as eating is to humans.  In fact, there are some similarities with several significant exceptions.  One is that plants seldom overeat.  They take what they need, water from the ground through their roots, CO2 from the air and sunlight to turn water and CO2 into oxygen and

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September 28 , 2012 /

REVISE AND REVIVE

I was called recently by a school head to see if I would be interested in helping him and a few others look at their most recent strategic plan and explore ways that it might be renewed, revitalized and given some new life and energy.  At least that is what I heard in his question.  

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September 26 , 2012 /

Seasonal Transitions

It seems like we are often in some kind of transition or shift from one state to another, from one status to another, from one activity to another, from one stage of life to another or even from one time to another.  Does that all make sense in your own observations and experience?  Maybe it’s

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September 11 , 2012 /

EVOLUTION not REVOLUTION

I remember a 1940’s radio program called “The Life of Riley” starring William Bendix who played Chester A. Riley, and he used to say, “What a revoltin’ development this has turned out to be!”  Bugs Bunny may have picked it up as well.  The phrase came to me this morning as I was thinking about

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September 11 , 2012 /

An Opening in the Clouds Above the Mountain

This morning when I woke up, I looked out the window (at 3 AM) and there was a strange narrow band of light above the mountain, Sierra Negra, which is across the river from where I live.  I wondered what it was, why it was there, what conditions caused it to be and then, upon

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September 3 , 2012 /

LABORER THANKS, 9-3-2012

There are numerous workers who have made my life easier, better or more productive this past year and I want to list them by category and thank a number of them personally for their good work.  Here are my top ten: 1.  Medical personnel including doctors, nurses, technicians and administrators 2.  Police, fire, safety and

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