July 26 , 2018 /

Conscious and Intentional

I reached back to September, 2011, to retrieve this short piece, prompted by a recent, thoughtful post by Whitney Johnson on feeling our feelings. Years ago I developed a little scheme for helping people to deal with what I called, reactive emotions that usually got them nowhere, except mired in their own misery and instead

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July 17 , 2018 /

SIGHT TO INSIGHT

“Sometimes we have blinders on. I know I have been guilty of this. What is before my eyes I haven’t always had the clarity to see. It’s amazing how experience often gives us the gift of wisdom and clarity.”   Melanie Korach, a teacher in Canada. Conversations often have a way of waking us up, especially

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July 8 , 2018 /

THE POWER OF NOW

THE POWER OF NOW Here is a group of students who understand the Power of Now and have taken it upon themselves to make a difference.  These are the kids from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland Florida, the survivors of the horrific attack who saw 14 of their classmates and 3 staff members shot

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July 1 , 2018 /

CONNECTIONS

What is a connection?  Two entities making contact?  For a moment in time? For several moments, or a week, month or year?  Or more?   When we talk of electrical circuits, including the brain, we sometimes refer to a disconnect.  When something or someone becomes unplugged and loses a power source, all kinds of interesting things

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June 24 , 2018 /

TBD

“At eighty, one can take a long view and have a vivid, lived sense of history not possible at an earlier age…I do not think of age as an ever grimmer time that one must somehow endure and make the best of, but as a time of leisure and freedom, freed from the factious urgencies

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June 4 , 2018 /

COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

Here is a line from George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Back to Methuselah”  ‘There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’  This was used by Robert Kennedy during his brief Presidential campaign and shortly afterwards in a eulogy for

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