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July 11 , 2022 /

WHAT PIQUES YOUR CURIOSITY?

Some years ago I posed a question about what people were curious about and here are the responses of seven people with these questions and musings.  I commend them to you in the interest of your own curiosity.    CS Why do I (and many others as we get older) wake up at 3 am?

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July 8 , 2022 /

WHEN IS IT TIME TO LEAVE?

GUEST POST from Rashmir written a few days before Boris’ bye-bye.  My good friend, Rashmir, has brilliant insights about many things and I believe she shows a deep understanding of our human condition, thus I am grateful she has given me the opportunity to share her recent newsletter with all of you. The boldface type

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July 1 , 2022 /

CHANGING YOUR LIFE

My background includes a type of psychotherapy that resulted in a practice of educating, counseling, mentoring and consulting over some 43 years. My training was focused on client-centered change that I began in the early seventies, much of it based on Rogers, Maslow and Perls. One thing that I learned was that regardless of the

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June 25 , 2022 /

REPRESSION

  noun: repression the action of subduing someone or something by force. the restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc. quashing subduing crushing squashing stamping out squelching oppression subjugation domination tyranny subjection despotism dictatorship authoritarianism censorship   Opposite: freedom, liberty   That is a fair summary of what happened with the SCOTUS decision

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June 21 , 2022 /

SUMMER SOLSTICE 2022

Today, June 21, marks the “official” end of Spring, the “official” beginning of Summer. Regardless of the calendar formality, you’re free to celebrate on your own schedule. You can read all the details about why that occurs here: http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/summersolstice.htm It’s a lot about the earth’s relationship to the sun. It’s also about our relationship to

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June 12 , 2022 /

CHANGE LESSONS LEARNED

We have been living in and enduring unanticipated changes, not only for the past two years, when change seems to have intensified, but much longer when we look at the big picture.  Given our years of adapting and adjusting to change, one might think we could do better than we have on numerous fronts.  

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June 6 , 2022 /

CELEBRATING TEACHERS

Last week, Dan Rather, in his weekly post to his Substack community said this: “…despite all of this dysfunction, education remains one of our greatest hopes. Teachers heroically forge onward despite the challenges — inspiring young minds, percolating new ideas, and fostering energy for a better and more just nation.” At the end of another

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May 30 , 2022 /

INDEFINITE UNCERTAINTY

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any

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May 25 , 2022 /

8th DECADE

When I was 75 I wrote a little book, “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir” about significant learning experiences that had an impact on me and helped shape me into who I am. The book covered each decade from the 1940’s through the first decade of the 21st century.  The book ended with 2010. Now another

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