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Arts Education for Kids

Arts Education for Kids

No doubt about it: Arts education for kids has manifold benefits.  Yet in countless schools around the world, the arts are getting short shrift.  It’s beyond my scope to try to describe the many causes and reasons, to outline solutions.  What I hope is to tap into your own experience of the arts, of creativity,...
Serene Solitude Supports

Serene Solitude Supports

Serene solitude supports…  sublime silky silence sustains…  I love the soft sibilance of these sounds, which still satisfy me, as I bask in the afterglow of my annual camping trip with women friends.  This year we were way away from it all, and it was nourishing, rejuvenating, restorative, heart and eye-opening. I am not a...
Fear, Fledging, Flying

Fear, Fledging, Flying

Fear, Fledging, Flying — this trilogy occurred to me as I was watching the “teen-age” Great Blue Herons in the colony just outside our window.  What incredible bodies they have!  To think they grow from an egg to all but full-sized in a couple of months!  I don’t know if herons feel fear.  But when...
Age is just a number

Age is just a number

Age is just a number and aging is a huge opportunity! It’s been said that we are only as old and we feel. This sweet Chinese grandpa and his granddaughters video is a heartwarming example 🙂 This first version is what I assume is the original Chinese.   Someone had dubbed in Stayin’ Alive and that’s fun too...
What about Enlightenment?

What about Enlightenment?

What about Enlightenment?  Pretty potent topic, eh?  Steven Pinker, tackles it big time!  Check out this recent TED talk, based on his book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.   Good news, perhaps startling to many of us, especially progressives, is that there are many reasons to be encouraged about the state...