February 1 , 2019 /

CRITICAL CHANGES

A friend responded to my previous post by asking me what changes I thought were most critical.  My first inclination was to respond with a question, something like, that depends, “What concerns you the most?”  I figured that was avoidance on my part and since that person was asking me for what changes I would

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January 25 , 2019 /

RETIRE

(Fisk obtained the copyright for the sleepy boy and slogan “It’s time to retire” in 1910. The ad is from 1922.) Those of us who write, whether for pleasure or profit, have been encouraged to write what we know.  I’ve taken that to heart numerous times and the words come forth, sometimes with great effort,

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January 20 , 2019 /

TEACHING OLDER DOG

We can all look back and remember a teacher or two who made a difference in our lives.  I’ve used that exercise when working with groups of teachers in a professional development setting. However, this is not about looking back, but rather the present and looking ahead. I have two teachers currently in Mexico.  One

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December 28 , 2018 /

END & BEYOND

In Central Switzerland there is a trail that leads to the “End of the World” – the place where the Horbis valley suddenly comes to an end.  The trail starts at Engelberg railway station and leads down to the end of Dorfstrasse. There, by the Abbey chapel, you follow the steps up to the road,

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December 15 , 2018 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2018

On Friday, December 21, 2018, at 2:23 pm PST 22:23 UTC, the sun will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. It has more to do with the tilt of the earth on its

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December 11 , 2018 /

LABEL READER

Maybe there’s an app or one waiting to be developed that will scan and read a label which is often so small I can’t see it.  I have been a label reader for a long time and it doesn’t seem to be receding like so many other things at this point. Take yesterday for example.

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