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 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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May 4 , 2022 /

WHY ?

This post was prompted by a question, “Why do we have to do this all over again?”  The reference was to the recent hullabaloo over the Supreme Court leak about Roe v. Wade being overturned.  The issue of a woman’s right to choose how to treat her own body is protected under the current law

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May 1 , 2022 /

COLLECTORS

Many of us are or have been collectors.  We collect all kinds of things and some people specialize in a niche that would not have occurred to the rest of us. Here is a list of 17 strange ones. Unopened Coca-Cola bottles?  OK, I once collected matchbook covers and one U.S. coin from every year.

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April 8 , 2022 /

SHIFT HAPPENS

When I had the opportunity to shift from full-time to part-time work, I wasn’t sure how to make that transition easily or in a timely way.  Do I just flip the switch and go from full-time, whatever that is, to part-time, whatever that is?  I had to first assess the time factors and define hours

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