A Lion had come to the end of his days and lay sick unto death at the mouth of his cave, gasping for breath. The animals, his subjects, came round him and drew nearer as he grew more and more helpless. When they saw him on the point of death they thought to themselves: “Now […]
Archives for February 2012
I yearn for unobtrusive office technology. In the ever-faster scramble to create new hardware and applications, technology makers can lose track of the fact that most of us, most of the time, just want things to get done.
Has it ever felt scary to think you might end up all alone? That someone might have abandoned you forever?
The importance of dreaming and being visionary. Why our school system needs to change to accommodate dreamers and why we should slow down our lives to give us time to dream.
It’s not easy to be an elephant these days. African elephants are threatened by the relentless poaching frenzy that is slaughtering over 100 elephants per day throughout Africa. Asian elephants, are critically endangered by rapid habitat loss, causing them to raid croplands in search of food, leading to deadly conflicts with humans, poaching, or capture, and a life of captivity in zoos, tourist shows or logging camps. For us, life as a human is challenging enough. But for elephants, is there any hope?
Eventually the “to do list” was done. I had to realize that Megan was going away for the first time, for more than a week, and she would be with people I didn’t know in countries that were foreign to me. My daughter was going to be quite literally on her own, far far from home.
The second half of the story of a tiny fishing town in Nova Scotia’s and how it stands as a lesson in community renewal. Revitalization Engines Following a couple of decades of decline, Lockeport is again in the midst of a broad-based renewal. All the energy and excitement in the town came together at that […]
Author and runner Michael Lebowitz offers us a poetic short form running journal, and a window to the soul.
Life is generally thought of in terms of gain, not loss. Gaining a diploma, a job, a spouse, children, a house, a car or two, and toys is fun and fulfilling. Loss is a negative conception; unhappiness blooms and grows from loss of a job, money, spouse, etc. Without loss however, there is no gain. […]
Coming to Positive Reinforcement training from more traditional methods is called “crossing over.” It’s not easy to cross over from more familiar and socially accepted forms of dog training. There are lots of reasons not to consider it. But many do. In this series, Eric Brad looks at what it takes to “cross over.”