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Going the Wrong Way

“When we are lost, what we need is not a negotiator but a Navigator.”  

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Duet with Sven-Erik

Reunion with long time friend Svend-Erik Enge “-the empty classrooms and play grounds-the story of what got you through……my fathers watch-the understanding that stories are about power and some have become so powerful that they have all but replaced reality and truth-that as … Continue reading

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Winning in the Middle-How Trump calls the Race

WHEN TO CALL THE RACE Election Day is always Melbourne Cup Day in my homeland, Australia. And the thrill in the old days was listening to the radio and the race call. We love race horses- like Americans love Presidents. … Continue reading

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Not too late to Turn Around

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Success will Unite Us?

We are all saying- How come we are so divided? On the surface, that seems a fact. But then in other situations, when it comes to a fire, or a hurricane, the opposite question is a better fit-How come we … Continue reading

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Originalism sounds a lot like Fundamentalism

This is what SCOTUS nominee, Judge Amy Barrett. said summing up “originalism” which is her legal approach. “In English that means that I interpret the Constitution as a law,” she said, “and that I interpret its text as text, and … Continue reading

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What is so radical about empathy?

 Google this and you get_ “Radical Empathy is actively striving to better understand and share the feelings of others. To fundamentally change our perspectives from judgmental to accepting, in an attempt to more authentically connect with ourselves and others.” It used … Continue reading

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Never been feeling so well- Shame I died.

When the Doctor at Walter Reid was asked what conditions might make the President’s infection more complicated, and he answered “None” apart from the fact that he is slightly overweight. SLIGHTLY OVERWEIGHT. Then I must be Twiggy, the so slim … Continue reading

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Thanks you Frederick Douglas. .

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean … Continue reading

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The President Lied- Shock Horror, What’s New?

Since when did Presidents not being forthcoming about their internal view of an external threat and deciding to risk their lie against our panic, become so surprising??? Roosevelt with the atomic bomb, or Kennedy and our kill Castro Game in … Continue reading

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