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Humanity Isn’t Doomed

This week I had an experience that restored my faith in humanity and the basic goodness of people. Two specific events led to me to feeling this way. San Francisco undertook a massive community H1N1 vaccination effort for thousands of city residents. All vaccinations were free and they did thousands of the vaccinations over the […]

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Nuturing Creativity

We are all creative people. How we create and what form that creation takes varies dramatically, but we are all creative. However, creative people often struggle with the process. Anguish and self-doubt often pervade the creative process for many. For anyone who has ever felt this way, please watch this video. It helped me and […]

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Nine to Five – A Poem

Here’s a poem I wrote in May of 1980. At the time I was working as an Administrative Assistant and bemoaning the drudgery of corporate life I was dealing with at the time, which is quite clear from the poem that came out of me that day. Maybe you’ve had these same feelings at your […]

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Facebook Makes Learning Names Easier

This is a post that appears on my The Art of Self Education blog dedicated to providing information, inspiration and resources for adult self learners. One of the skills that benefits everyone in terms of networking and productivity is learning people’s names. Once you are introduced to someone, it’s amazing how impressive it is to […]

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A New Venture – Race Bannon Media

I’m an extremely happy corporate employee these days. I have one of the best jobs around with interesting work, a great boss, a great team I manage, and a great environment filled with people who respect what I do. It’s fulfilling in so many ways. I’m lucky and I know it. However, there’s still a […]

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Book Review – The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz Published by Amber-Allen Publishing This book was recommended to me by some good friends (thank you David, Shawn and Gene). I’m glad they did. It’s a quick read I completed in an afternoon and its brevity and conciseness is part of its charm. In essence, Ruiz’ message, based […]

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Book Review – What Are You Optimistic About?

What Are You Optimistic About?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better Edited by John Brockman Anyone who reads, listens to, or watches mainstream news and media undoubtedly gets the impression that the state of mankind is in rapid decline and we’re all heading towards utter destruction and misery. Maybe some […]

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Book Review – The World in a Phrase

The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism By James Geary Quotes and aphorisms have always fascinated me. There’s something compelling about short, concise wisdom that packs a punch that longer prose might not. For those people like me who worship these forms of writing, I urge you to read this book. […]

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