May 21 , 2024 /

I.Q. E.Q. & D.Q. YOUR DESIRE QUOTIENT

( Revised and updated post from 324/18) * Featured photo courtesy Stephan Valentn on Unsplash Do you remember taking an I.Q. test and earning a label according to the results?  There is evidence I.Q, can change. The Flynn Effect found that people’s IQ scores rise over time. People’s IQs increased by about 3 points per

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May 14 , 2024 /

SHIFTING GEARS, AGAIN and AGAIN

(Revised and Edited from earlier post of April, 2022) An automatic transmission shifts gears up and down according to the need of the engine. We could take a lesson from that..  For those of us who grew up learning to drive with a standard transmission, we decided when to shifr and through practice we learned

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April 26 , 2024 /

A DISMAL FAILURE

What follows is a look from 30,000’ and a close up look to see how this affects individuals.  Then it’s how the individuals form a collective that in turn affects the bigger picture, back and forth “from both sides now.”  After a 60-year career in a variety of settings helping people to learn, grow and

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March 28 , 2024 /

THIS VERSION OF ME

What are we to make of who we are now, who we have become after years of becoming who we are?  Are we who we think we are?  Are we who others think we are?   Are we some combination of what we have learned and experienced?   How have our values, beliefs and actions formed and

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March 5 , 2024 /

LETTER TO 11 OF 14 GRANDCHILDREN OVER 18

Dear ones, I have watched you with great interest and much love since you were born, followed you through your early years with your parents, and through your first 12 school years, then college and most of you in your first jobs in your chosen fields.  I am proud of each one of you not

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February 25 , 2024 /

FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

Naming something or giving it a title is a frustrating exercise for me because I want it to be accurate and descriptive.  For 12 years, my blog posts had the name BLOG. I know what that means but it sounds like blob to me and now that I am on Substack and get published in

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