Tag Archives: belief

the fable of the man, the wind, and the oak tree

You’ve probably already heard about the contest between the sun and the wind… The bet was: who’d be the first to get the man to remove his jacket. When the wind blew, the man only clutched his jacket more tightly. … Continue reading

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something to regain

“Freedom’s just another name for nothing left to lose.”       — from Me and Bobbie McGee, by Kris Kristofferson When I first heard that line, years ago, I thought to myself, “What a beautiful idea!” But I now see a dark … Continue reading

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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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our cyber light

“If God is not in cyberspace and we have to bring him there, how do we do that?”                  — Thomas Friedman* When I first heard that question, I said, “Yes—we must find a way!” But after some thought, I … Continue reading

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diamonds in the rough

After careful consideration, I’ve concluded it’s best to adopt this simple belief: Life is rough. Not just for you and me, but for everyone. And I mean, everyone.  People of all hues and all walks of life– …for the white-collar … Continue reading

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the past is present

When Barack Obama arrives in Laos on September 6, he’ll be the first sitting U.S. president to visit that country… I hope the trip brings light to another dark corner of our history—the bombing of Laos by the U.S. during … Continue reading

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what’re we doing here?

Buckminster Fuller once asked himself, “What is Man?” After considering all that we do, he decided Man was basically a problem-solver. When I heard him relate this story, years ago, during a lecture in San Jose, California, his conclusion made … Continue reading

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