March 8 , 2019 /

FROM TIME TO TIME

From time to time, I think about time.  We use time as if it were a commodity, even talk about how we spend it.  The  sun, moon and stars are better keepers of time than we are and I believe the indigenous peoples were onto this long before we invented clocks and attempted to regulate

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March 1 , 2019 /

50 YEARS 10 LESSONS

(Published originally February 18, 2018) Imagine the following conversation: You:   You worked 50 years and only learned 10 lessons? Me:     Well, actually, I’m still working and I’m still learning. You:   What do you mean, you’re still working? Me:     What I said, I’m still working. I’m teaching, consulting, counseling, writing, speaking, doing whatever I want to

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January 25 , 2019 /

RETIRE

(Fisk obtained the copyright for the sleepy boy and slogan “It’s time to retire” in 1910. The ad is from 1922.) Those of us who write, whether for pleasure or profit, have been encouraged to write what we know.  I’ve taken that to heart numerous times and the words come forth, sometimes with great effort,

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January 20 , 2019 /

TEACHING OLDER DOG

We can all look back and remember a teacher or two who made a difference in our lives.  I’ve used that exercise when working with groups of teachers in a professional development setting. However, this is not about looking back, but rather the present and looking ahead. I have two teachers currently in Mexico.  One

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January 11 , 2019 /

SCHOOLING AND EDUCATION

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss “I never let schooling interfere with my education.”  Attributed to Mark Twain In the past few weeks, as I have continued my work and enjoyed a number of conversations with school

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November 30 , 2018 /

A GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM

Most of us have experienced a glitch in some system whether a computer, a corporate malfunction in production (think recalls), a car or truck, some out of touch bureaucracy, travel, or in our own lives including work, relationships and health. My point in writing about this experience is not to describe the details of the

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