Category Archives: clear thinking

Now is the leverage point of all our power.

Now is the leverage point of all our power. Power is how things get changed from one state of affairs to some other state of affairs.  Hurricanes like Katrina are a result of the gathering together of moisture, clouds, humidity, … Continue reading

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Differences Among Us

Sometime after I began teaching philosophy I started using  “voting” as a  technique for getting the students more involved.  We outlined the different views for a given issue, and then everyone voted their position. It was a way of pressing … Continue reading

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Living Without Regrets

Hi! I’m back after a long hiatus. My commitment to you is to blog once a week from here on out. Today is my 81st birthday and yesterday I wrote in my journal some reflections that I would like to … Continue reading

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Parenting

Parenting is about percentage, not perfection.  As parents we so often berate ourselves for not being the perfect parent in our endlessly diverse and unendingly complex dealings with our children.  We think there is this ideal parent that is our … Continue reading

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Possibility Again

I have mentioned before that possibility goes together with risk and uncertainty. There is never one without the other.  And possibility is about making what isn’t into what is. An egg is an actual egg, but it’s a possible omelette, … Continue reading

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What is and What isn’t

There is what is. There is also what isn’t. We can think about what might or could be as well as notice what is so. It is this capacity for conjuring what doesn’t exist that is the basis of our … Continue reading

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Questions

Learning and education is about asking the right questions. A true question is one that when you ask it, you don’t know the answer. Any question that you ask where you already know the answer such as teachers do so … Continue reading

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