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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December 28 , 2018 /

END & BEYOND

In Central Switzerland there is a trail that leads to the “End of the World” – the place where the Horbis valley suddenly comes to an end.  The trail starts at Engelberg railway station and leads down to the end of Dorfstrasse. There, by the Abbey chapel, you follow the steps up to the road,

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December 15 , 2018 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2018

On Friday, December 21, 2018, at 2:23 pm PST 22:23 UTC, the sun will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. It has more to do with the tilt of the earth on its

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December 3 , 2018 /

TURN ON THE LIGHT

Advent, which began December 2, is about the adventure, the anticipated arrival of the Light, whether Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas or Diwali, just celebrated. These are holidays, holy days. Holy means simply, “set apart.” Here are the lyrics from a piece of music which Alexa played for me this morning: This one

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November 13 , 2018 /

AN AHA MOMENT

I sometimes have thoughts swirling around in my head and I can’t quite get them clearly into focus. I don’t think it’s early (?) onset of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, at least not yet, but those are indeed serious conditions to be taken seriously.   You may have had a similar experience.  Those thoughts might come

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November 9 , 2018 /

THE FUTURE OF NOT WORKING

There is a lot of talk about the future of work which has prompted me to revise and update a piece about the future of not working.  Suffice to say if you have this choice, take it sooner rather than later as I have known no one who comes to the end and says, “I

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