Category Archives: adult learning

Teaching Cartoon: Desires

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Free Play Growth Ring

I started playing Free Play Softball League in 2002. At the time, the game was co-ed to the magnitude of six female players, Alice, Laine, Angie, Amy, Linda, Mary. By 2009, the attrition of female players had reached its “negative … Continue reading

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Once a Hawk

This past weekend I went to my forty-fifth high school reunion, for the Class of ’72. I have been to every single five year Class of ’72 Hawken School (Gates Mills, Ohio,) reunion. The first one was in 1977. I … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: If It feels Good, Then What?

“For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and … Continue reading

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Slowly My Timing Improves

My own result hit close to the sweet spot. My self-evaluation about my time perspective recognizes that my hedonistic present anchors me and is also the imposition I have to work against. This is consistent with my Myers-Briggs XNXP, my … Continue reading

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Cycling

The four panel valence differentiator of Boston Consulting Group fame, (or what I term the four square matrix,) and the circular cycle used to show both a linear course of change and a completed course of development, are both the … Continue reading

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Circuitry

The idea that what one has long held of a person is apt to stop one’s eyes and ears. —Marcel Proust The self is a metaphor. We can decide to limit it to our skin, our person, our family, our … Continue reading

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Collaboration & Serendipity

I. FORTUITY [f. L. fortu‹imacbreve›t-us, f. forte by chance, f. fors chance + -ous.] That happens or is produced by fortune or chance; accidental, casual. OED Between 2005-2012, when I was researching serendipity as a decisive aspect of adult development, … Continue reading

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In the Range of Perfection

The world is run as much by folly as by wisdom, as much by order as by chaos, but–and this “but” is huge–these accidents may still intend something interesting.—James Hillman Nicole joined us for the first time. Mia came back. … Continue reading

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Live From the Well

The idea that what one has long held of a person is apt to stop one’s eyes and ears. —Marcel Proust Elders from GLEN MILNER on Vimeo. The self is a metaphor. We can decide to limit it to our … Continue reading

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Sound and Sense

Music of the Spheres from Emic Films on Vimeo. I say we are obviously as nature around us is. So that is also how our music is. But then our music must also be as we are (if two magnitudes … Continue reading

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Objectively, There Are, Sometimes, Adjustments

Objectivity, no matter what it is in practice, or within technique, or in philosophical specification, lands always as a sort of brutish given. It is a species of truth claim that is paradoxically about the independent nature of the so-called … Continue reading

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Sitting On a Porch, but not any porch

Dave Kolb and I enjoyed the longest conversation we ever managed to conduct over the fifteen years we’ve been friends and something like, but not really exactly like, colleagues. Our shared interest is the experiential learning theory* he helped conceptualize … Continue reading

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Six days I stray, on number seven I try to be a little better

Here And Now by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Here, in the heart of the world, Here, in the noise and the din, Here, where our spirits were hurled To battle with sorrow and sin, This is the place and the spot … Continue reading

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Whirling Around World Events

Whirling Dervishes Istanbul from John Cummins on Vimeo. All the saints and sages have said evil deeds become a dark hole which encloses the evil doer. The worse the doer’s deed, the darker is the hole. You may intend to … Continue reading

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Free Play Futility and the solidarity of variability

Free Play Softball League, a confrere open to anyone 16-96 who has the chops to enjoin a game that references an ethic, that a game may be literally played as an experiment in learning how to play the game itself, … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: man unable to ‘splain

Man unable to ‘splain the argument for reducing desire.

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Opening Day, Free Play Softball League 2017

Opening Day, Free Play Softball League 2017, first game in the age of Trumpism. It was a closely contested game if you forget the results of the first and last inning. This season we’re hoping to attract new players to … Continue reading

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Compare and Conjoin

Cube-O-Probe – Locate Creativity? From the symbolic potency of the solar system, which generates the sense of depth suggested by McGilchrist, astrology offers us what in neuroscience is called environmental enrichment, in other words, stimulation of the brain by its … Continue reading

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Manual Rotation

What can you discern about your reflection in the archetypal ensemble? Contact – Mystery Code – Gnosis Action – Love How might you overcome your isolation by gauging yourself in universal modes of polarities? Ken Warren (from notes to a … Continue reading

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