October 19 , 2016 /

Brief Experience in Customer Disservice

Around 2 PM on October 17, 2016, I pulled a five-pound bag of organic carrots from the vegetable bin in the refrigerator and prepared to make one of my favorite, refreshing drinks, a mixture of carrot and apple juice, about 8 carrots and 1 apple. We have a great juicer, an Omega No. 4000 and

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October 10 , 2016 /

Seasons of Change: Aging Gracefully & Gratefully

With the Fall season in full swing, we note the change by leaves changing color and dropping from deciduous trees, cooling temperatures, fewer daylight hours, and a general slowing down in the natural world. One thing we all have in common, regardless of our age, is that we grow older, day by day, season by

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October 3 , 2016 /


58shares September 28, 2016 By Gary Gruber Courtesy of Getting Smart  (http://gettingsmart.com/2016/09/place-based-learning-wherever-you-are-whenever-you-go/) In this modern day of high-tech, in-school learning, parents are rediscovering that there is an entire world outside of the formal classroom that is full of rich learning experiences. Whether you call it homeschooling or unschooling doesn’t matter. What we are seeing is place-based

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September 16 , 2016 /


It seems like we are often in some kind of transition or shift from one state to another, from one status to another, from one activity to another, from one stage of life to another or just from season to another.  Does that make sense in your own observations and experience?   I sense these transitions

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August 22 , 2016 /


For the past several weeks I have been musing on why the word back has seemed like an irritant and it became a little more clear this morning with a phone call about 2 of our 13 grandchildren going back to school today. For them and most students returning to school, it’s more of the

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August 14 , 2016 /

THEN & NOW: Ancient and Timeless

\ Here is a story to share with your children, your students if you’re a teacher and anyone else who would appreciate the illustration. High in the Himalayan mountains lived a wise old man. Periodically, he ventured down into the local village to entertain the villagers with his special knowledge and talents. One of his

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