Tag Archives: conflict

the doubting believer

“The world is in chaos.”          — Henry Kissinger* That quote caught my eye because it spoke to a goal of mine.  A deep ambition.  Perhaps an impossible dream… That dream is to someday suddenly see some type of grand design … Continue reading

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positive protest

I have a plan…a protest plan… …a way to combat the negative actions of our president-elect: When he does something to abuse the planet, I will do something to heal the planet. When he insults another, I will praise another. … Continue reading

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confessions of a blind mouse

In the last few years, I’ve often heard this statement: “we need to have a national conversation”… Well, we also need to act…but yes, we should have that conversation.  A national conversation composed of many conversations.  Conversations about our internal … Continue reading

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power up

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”               — President Barack Obama, October 2, 2015 Another national tragedy brings more words of sorrow, more pleas for unity from my nation’s leader… He seemed rather … Continue reading

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listening to the pig

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig.  You get muddy, and besides, the pig likes it.”               — George Bernard Shaw Ever so often, I remind myself of Shaw’s advice. Unfortunately, more often, I forget it.  I engage … Continue reading

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Fortunate Competence

Perhaps a humorous, cynical book from 1969 belongs in our new mythology… I’m referring to The Peter Principle by Dr. Laurence Peter, which presented this premise: “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence” At … Continue reading

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wrestling with conflict

A dream of professional wrestling has me pondering the Eastern concept of maya… In the dream: I’m in a large room filled with professional wrestlers.  I’m trying to cross to the other side of the room, where two friends wait … Continue reading

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