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It Happened Last Night


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It happened last night. As I reflect, I realize it has happened all along. Each day, in most every moment I have an opportunity to look at life and learn. Yet I become consumed with more immediate concerns. He said. She said. The system, situation, or some other entity supplants a deeper assessment. Years ago, I came to understand that I create my own chaos, calm, or shades of what will be. As an Educator, I speak of this often. My students often quote me on the subject of choices. Yet, until yesterday, I never fully grasped how true my words might be. I am unsure why the events of the evening took me where they did. I share the story. Continue reading

Important Philosophical Truths Just Ahead…

Remember back in elementary school when they told us (or, at least they used to) that there was a huge controversy as to whether or not our world was flat or round?

As an adult, did it ever occur to you how idiotic the human response to new information back then was? Do you really believe that the human response to new information is any better, today, than it was just a few hundred years ago? If so, what has been the key improvement in our response to new information today? If not, what is the present day “flat earth” nonsense argument that is cherry-picking the available information, while bypassing a huge amount of information in the process, only to arrive at a conclusion that is both nonsensical as well as predictable? Continue reading