Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cradle to Grave

It is never too late to learn no matter where we are in the life cycle. For too long the educational process has been front loaded and we fall into the trap that it is too late to gather new … Continue reading

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Petty bickering or legacy

After the recent debacle that shut the government down the Congress has a clear choice,continue the petty bickering or create a legacy. There are mammoth challenges that will make an enormous difference in the future of this country. Immigration reform, … Continue reading

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Too much Testosterone

Sometimes when I see our male politicians barking at each other I am reminded of the my male experience growing up in the city. Never back down, don’t give an inch ,and if somebody pushes you push them back. These … Continue reading

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The middle is tired

Twenty eight Billion dollars wasted, the economy hurt, countless lives of ordinary lives harmed for what? This charade which has clearly indicated that the government has deteriorated into a political standoff with the purpose of selfish partisan politics. Both extremes … Continue reading

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Denmark 1943

Seventy years ago the Danes in an act of open defiance to the Nazi’s saved 7800 men, women and children from deportation. The Danes in a spontaneous series of acts choose to prevent their fellow citizens from being shipped to … Continue reading

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Labels never capture who you are

I am always amazed at how in contemporary American life the use of labels are so commonly applied. Positions appear to be rigid, and once the label is applied then listening stops and rancor takes over. It is rarely beneficial … Continue reading

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Mediation

The impasse reached by our do nothing Congress requires an adult intervention. In similar life situations a mediator is called in to rationally hear both sides, and then to suggest ways that the conflict could be resolved. The mediator is … Continue reading

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Have to get beyond Fault

The current political climate is focused on the question of fault. Solutions are largely ignored, and most of the energy is spent on labels and fault finding. In the lives of ordinary citizens we would be totally immobilized if this … Continue reading

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Courage by the Danes

Very few countries reached out to their Jewish communities to protect the Jews from the Nazi’s. One notable exception was Denmark where the government and ordinary citizens had the will and the courage to not sit on the sidelines in … Continue reading

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Don’t just go through the motions

There are times in every life when our existence seems rote and to some degree without meaning. Every day seems like living out the movie”Groundhog day”where nothing changes and we feel somewhat bored.This phenomenon has nothing to do with our … Continue reading

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