The Perplexing State of Education Today

One might think that this current pandemic is creating a crisis in educational institutions around the world, but I personally think it offers a unique opportunity for all of us to redefine ‘teaching and learning experiences’ for educators, students, and parents. Probably the most soul-numbing career I have ever experienced was teaching Technical Writing toContinue reading “The Perplexing State of Education Today”

The Pragmatist

A little discussion yesterday with my mate led me to this personal realization after hearing extremely sensible words coming out of my mouth: “OMG!  I think I’ve become a pragmatist. How did that happen?  And WHEN did it happen?” I’ve always been an idealist, an optimist, an earlier-in-life romantic even. Not many others who haveContinue reading “The Pragmatist”

Branches of the Same Tree

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” – Albert Einstein This quote may elicit a mixed reaction from many people because ‘freedom’ is a word that meansContinue reading “Branches of the Same Tree”

“It Is Not the Answer…”

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” ~ Eugene Ionescowww.earthschoolharmony.com For me personally and for ALL of us world-wide, this 2020 year is BEYOND strange. I’ve certainly had a bunch of questions over many aspects of our shared experience, but I know that there aren’t believable answers for them, so I justContinue reading ““It Is Not the Answer…””

Reflections On My Left Hand

I have far greater appreciation now for the lesser-used appendage: my left hand. Last Wednesday morning bright and early I took a “woops” dive off the back stoop—two steps high. As I plummeted to the ground I turned mid-flight to brace myself before I hit the ground, and naturally put my right hand out toContinue reading “Reflections On My Left Hand”

Diversity

Spangled Cotinga Our Earth “The spangled cotinga is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae, the cotingas. It is found in the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest in South America. Because of their bright, beautiful colours, cotingas have been hunted by native peoples for their feathers, as well as for food. (wiki)” A fewContinue reading “Diversity”

Penning Your Destiny

Earthschool Harmony “You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.”  ~ Irene C Kassorla For those who have no idea what that brassy-looking thing is in the picture, it’s an old-style fountain pen once used to ink allContinue reading “Penning Your Destiny”

The Invisible WEB OF LIFE

A couple posts ago I mentioned that we tended to see what we wanted to see, and that how we perceive the world around us depends on that perspective. I also mentioned that I had neighbors who despite our political differences, I knew would have my back if I needed them to be there; andContinue reading “The Invisible WEB OF LIFE”

Siwar Q’enti – The Royal Hummingbird

The image above may be of a Violet Sabrewing or a Costa Rican Hummingbird rather than a Peruvian Royal Hummer, but when I saw it staring back at me, I remembered that in Peruvian Shamanism the hummingbird (Siwar Q’enti) represented the North direction and embarking on the epic migratory journey while connecting into the HigherContinue reading “Siwar Q’enti – The Royal Hummingbird”

Selective Viewing

Well, …maybe sometimes it IS what you look at, because that’s also a choice that we make daily. And if you don’t want to completely lose what’s left of your sanity, you might not constantly watch the NEWS shows. But depending on which NEWS channels that you DO watch, is likely how you tend toContinue reading “Selective Viewing”

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