What Matters Most?

Funny, I strive to adhere to basic principles I consider positive and timeless… Those of the Stoics, of Buddha and Jesus…high minded, far reaching, eternal good, Somehow it all boils down to the people, always the people, always my family, my kids, my friends, my co-workers, all those mixed up in a big wok of …

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Fellowship Found

I’ve written about this before I think, my particular belief about volunteering and fellowship. Time to have another go. Like many things, we enjoy them more when we do them with others. I think volunteering fits into this category. And I think therein is the core value of service clubs, the “getting together” to do …

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Speed Post:: All Saints (Hallows) Day

Remember the saints on this day, remember the lessons they’ve left us, Remember that saints are sinners who just kept trying, Trying to do right by others, trying to do right by God somehow, Somehow finding the strength and perseverance to keep trying, to the end, Just that, and then hallowed, in the end, Amen …

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Best Intentions

Best intentions, not an end, but a starting point, Be not just content to have “best intentions” rather, Frequently be re-accessing actions, to attend, align yourself with what is best practice, plan, actions, And remove ego, so that your evaluation and following efforts are properly aligned not just for you but for all, For all, …

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The Declaration of Independence

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and …

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Pull Down The Curtain. Again.

More than thirty years back the Soviet Union dissolved…or so we thought. Fifteen republics broke up into separate countries. But much of the underlying control structures and mentality and motos operendai remained. We see it functioning just under the surface even today. For there to be true progress now, the underlying framework and attitudes must …

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Awash

I can’t really explain it very well. I feel like there’s a LOT going on… That in some (many?) cases I have to let things fall away… And sometimes in quite messy form, unfortunately, And yet I think I’m keeping the main priorities squared away, plates in the air, And then I wake up, mind …

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Russia Invades Ukraine, Day 6

I’m still dumb-founded. I can’t believe it’s happening. I can’t believe a former lieutenant colonel in the KGB become president, decided it seemed like a good idea to invade Russia’s plus 1,000 year neighbor / partner in Slavic history. I thought more of the KGB to this point, thought differently about Putin. But then, Putin’s …

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