Monthly Archives: March 2007

SLIPPIN’ AND A SLIDIN’

Love the French! Voltaire. DeBussy. Merleau-Ponty. Truffaut. Moreau. Sartre.

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BUSHED

Now, some of them believe that by delaying funding for our troops, they can force me to accept restrictions on our commanders that I believe would make withdrawal and defeat more likely. That’s not going to happen. If Congress fails … Continue reading

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JUDITH

Judith Buerkel, February 12, 1941-March 24, 2007 I’ve been privileged to be the not very good student of a succession of teachers. (This admitted, I remain surprised how much of the transmission gets through despite my own resistance!) Judith came … Continue reading

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REPAIR STRATEGIES

(Baxter & Dindla; 1987, 1990) 1. changing the external environment 2. communication 3. metacommunication 4. suppress metacommunication* 5. antisocial strategies; coercion 6. prosocial strategies** 7. ceremonies 8. spontaneity 9. togetherness 10. seeking, allowing autonomy 11. seeking outside help 12. other.*** … Continue reading

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THE LAST STEP

Mullah Nasrudin had obtained a part time gig as the agricultural adviser to the village. There wasn’t much to do but answer the queries of gardeners and farmers. One man was struggling with his lawn and, so, one day he … Continue reading

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SO ASK, ALREADY

“I come to life and enjoy myself only when I am respectfully asked questions about my work.” –Psychologist Abraham Maslow

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I YI YI YI

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THE FOREVER PROBLEM

When is organizational problem solving in name only? Let me sketch a curious case I was apprised of recently. I’ll put it very generally and suggest this conundrum is very common. Basically there are two aspects. First, there is a … Continue reading

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UNBREAKABLE HABIT

KW I’m interested in the way morphic fields might determine culture. For instance, repeating and idea with the intention of influencing overall human consciousness- if it’s thought about many times, will it have an effect? RS You mean the more … Continue reading

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MAKE THYSELF A SPY FOR THE SERVICE OF OTHERS

The Mahayana Ideal By constant use the idea of an “I” attaches itself to foreign drops of seed and blood, although the thing exists not. then why should I not conceive my fellow’s body as my own self? That my … Continue reading

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SLIDE MEDLEY

Here’s twenty minutes of pedal steel love from Mr. Emmons, Susan Alcorn, and from Demola Adepoju, out of Nigeria. [audio:http://squareone-learning.com/audio/PedalSteelmedley.mp3] The photo is of a Sho-Bud Maverick. I have no idea why they’ve kept their value over the years but … Continue reading

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GEEZUSS

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Teaching Cartoon: better Now

h/t Charles M. Schultz

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