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to dream the possible dream

Good group, wrong name. Recently, while doing an online search, I found a listing for “The Quixote Foundation”… Their stated mission is: “to see free people in fair societies on a healthy planet.” I praise their ambition.  I just wish … Continue reading

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note from a nabob living in interesting times

“In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.”                    — Spiro Agnew, 1972 I recalled that infamous quote recently, while watching a focus group being interviewed on a morning news show.* The … Continue reading

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letter from a pessimistic optimist

This letter is addressed to a future generation… How distant is this future generation?  I’m not sure… …nor can I imagine the condition of their world.  I can only say: we appear to be headed toward a heap of trouble. … Continue reading

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medicinal story

  Instead of struggling and fumbling to explain my ideas the last two weeks… …I could have simply offered up this short Chinese folktale: One summer afternoon, a young man is out gazing his horses on a green country hill. … Continue reading

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the healthy optimistic pessimist

  Optimism may be hazardous to your health… …according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. Though a good attitude may promote good cardiovascular… …the overly optimistic person may be too carefree about … Continue reading

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Downton Wisdom

  From a TV drama set in post-WWI England, I find wisdom applicable to the developing scene in my own country… …wisdom that I believe belongs in our new mythology. It’s a dialogue between Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey and … Continue reading

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That Golden Oldie is Moldy

  Our mythologies tell of a lost golden age… According to these myths, in the distant past, humankind enjoyed a golden age of perfection. But of course, such things can’t last.  After the age of perfection, humans descended through ages … Continue reading

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