April 2 , 2021 /

RE

We have recently been inundated with words like reinvent, reimagine, reform, redesign all with good intentions. The prefix re-, which means “back” or “again,” appears in hundreds of English vocabulary words, for example: reject, regenerate, and revert. The prefix re, when it is a prefix- means “back” via the word return, or turn “back;” to

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March 12 , 2021 /

THE VALUE AND BLESSINGS OF SILENCE

I am indebted to my friend, Rashmir Balasubramaniam from the UK, for inspiring this blog.  Her question on Twitter recently was: “I’m continuing to reflect on silence this week, and wondering what is your relationship to silence? And is there a way to bring and maintain more silence and spaciousness into social media?”  Here was

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March 1 , 2021 /

TIME AND AGAIN

March 8 , 2016 / MORE TIME, MORE CHOICES I have often mused on the meaning of time, how we regard it, use it as if it were a commodity, even talk about how we spend it. One reason the concept of time interests me is that I regard the sun, moon and stars as better

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February 17 , 2021 /

ILLUSTRATED INTENTION

Some people who know me might be surprised to learn that when I was invited to speak to a team of educators in an outstanding school, it was somewhat daunting for me. I speak to many school groups including faculties, boards of trustees, leadership teams, parents and students. The topics range over a wide variety

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February 3 , 2021 /

ALAMOS REDEMPTION

Post from Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. 2/3/2120 “Hope, friendship, freedom and perseverance…” Kshitij Rawat. (referring to Shawshank Redemption) After a year of limited travel because. like almost everyone, we have beenmostly isolated and quarantined. So, we planned an escape. Promising to remain masked and distanced we were ready.  We locked the door behind us, boarded the

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February 2 , 2021 /

EXPLOSION OF EMOTION

It has been over three weeks since the storming of the U.S. Capitol and I am still sorting through the feelings that ranged from shock and surprise to disgust and anger.  There were others to sort through including disappointment, embarrassment and sadness.  I felt betrayed by my fellow human beings and tried to let it

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