August 17 , 2019 /

LOOKING BACK LOOKING AHEAD

Positioned in the present, here is a brief public, personal and professional review and forecast.  The past, at least up to 2010, was reviewed summarily in the little book, “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir” (River House Press, 2013).  There was much left out, details and stories that didn’t seem to fit into the scheme of

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August 12 , 2019 /

READY, SET, GO

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL ?  (Posted originally August 5, 2018) Why do we say that you are going “back” to school? We know generally that it means returning, often to something familiar, going “back” somewhere and that is certainly one of the meanings when using the word “back” as an adverb. However, it also implies

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June 20 , 2019 /

YES, VIRGINIA, CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

Leading and managing change in a world of complexity, there is simply no road map, recipe or formula for success.  Alli Polin is right when she says, “Honestly, everyone, even the most seemingly confident person, is figuring it out as they go. You’re not alone.” Janet Ford and Rick Walters, in their publication “Managing Dynamic

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May 20 , 2019 /

A HARD LOOK AT SCHOOL CULTURE

Starting in 1964 and stopping full time involvement in 2011, I worked with three types of schools that “educate” most of the K-12 children in the United States – public, private and charter which is a public school of choice.  Approximately 1,770,000 students are home schooled.    As we approach the end of another academic

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April 22 , 2019 /

SPENDING OR INVESTING

Everyone has an “auto-biography” whether or not it is written down in words.  How we live our lives, what Annie Dillard calls how we “spend” our days is how we “spend” our lives.  I want to suggest that instead of thinking of this time, (past, present and future), as spending, we think of it as

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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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