January 23 , 2021 /

SCHOOLS, KIDS, AND THE FUTURE

With all the hoopla following Amanda Gorman’s recitation of her poem at the recent Inauguration, I thought of two other young women, Malala Youfsazi and Greta Thunberg.  What I wondered about them came up in three questions.  One, what fired their passions for doing what they do?  Second, was there some particular influence, besides overcoming

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January 7 , 2021 /

BELIEFS, VALUES & ACTIONS

BELIEFS, VALUES & ACTIONS Reflections in the light today, January 7, 2021 I grew up having seen the violence and hate born out of fear and insecurity that spawned World War II.  I saw that we were fighting against white supremacy and an authoritarian regime bent on destroying those who were seen as the opposition. 

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December 13 , 2020 /

VOICE FROM THE DESERT

I live in a desert environment, and I take periodic, personal retreats, some in the desert, some in the mountains, some on water.  The natural, external environment is important to me and the internal environment even more so. My most recent 3-day experience was on a ranch on the outskirts of Tucson. I went there

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December 7 , 2020 /

Q4

The first category of a 4th  quarter, which looms large in some households, is in a sport that measures the length of a game by quarters, football and basketball being the more obvious.  That 4th quarter is often the defining one when one team or the other maintains a lead to win, falls behind to

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October 26 , 2020 /

OUR BETTER SELVES

Several conversations this past week have centered around the notion of our better selves, how we see ourselves and whether or not we are interested in evolving to a better version of who we are.  What I believe about that is probably for me the most important piece as it will determine how I choose

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October 12 , 2020 /

MAKING THE WORLD BETTER

I continue to observe our behaviors as human beings through learning and understanding how people develop over time, or in some cases, don’t.  I have looked at how we think, what motivates us, how we acquire our values and beliefs and why we do what we do. I worked in schools, universities and hospitals. I

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