September 19 , 2018 /

12 LIFE LESSONS

Learn. Grow. Change.  All of us who are committed to lifelong learning continue to add to and subtract from our repertoire and our portfolios.  We jettison a lot of what we don’t need and invent something new for that which we discard.  A current “Leadership and Design” newsletter (www.leadershipanddesign.org) is dedicated to “Do A Lot

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September 1 , 2018 /

TRANSCENDING DIFFERENCES

Disagreements and differences of opinions separate people, communities and countries and there are those whose efforts are designed to pit people against each other through partisanship and intolerance. There are also those whose efforts are designed to build bridges of understanding, create communities of compassion and work toward bringing people together around a common vision,

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August 15 , 2018 /

SHOES

Monday morning I boarded a train (BART) to ride from Pleasanton CA to the Oakland Airport, just five stops before getting off and onto the two-car shuttle to the airport.   As the train filled with people, I mean really filled, within the 15 minutes before leaving, I found myself looking down at the floor and

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August 7 , 2018 /

AN OPENING IN THE CLOUDS

Very early one morning when I woke up, I looked out the window (at 3 AM) and there was a strange narrow band of light above the mountain, Sierra Negra, which was across the river from where I lived. I wondered what it was, why it was there, what conditions caused it to be and

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August 5 , 2018 /

GOING BACK

BACK TO SCHOOL 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 a past condition or situation. However, if

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July 29 , 2018 /

REFLECTIONS

EXCERPTS from Chapter Seven in “SEVEN DECADES: A LEARNING MEMOIR”. (River House Press. 2013) LINK: www.tinyurl.com/nxlvqjn “When people in the next decade are trying to convey a picture of the most recent decade, they will use a self-portrait shot from a digital camera or cell phone held by one hand extended away from the subject. 

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