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2012 blog review: Living with Open Hands

December 30, 2012


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 13,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals. Total views have been over 26,000 from 122 countries around the […]

thoughts on thought

December 21, 2012


Thought is limited. Attention is unlimited. David Bohm, a physicist, in his book On Dialogue, examines the role of thought in our lives. Often thought takes on a life of its own, especially in the middle of the night. Thought is full of worry, regret, and fear. It creates inequality, racism, classism, ableism, sexism, and […]

the power of the human spirit

December 14, 2012


Presuming competence … … an ally of equality and empowerment. … a tool of peace. When you believe in a person, you awaken the power of the human spirit. Your belief, when clearly expressed, synchronizes with the desires and dreams of the person, and results in transformation that continues to surprise us in such wonderful […]


December 13, 2012


Every person on this earth comes here with what I call birthright gifts. Using those gifts gives us purpose and meaning in life. This world suffers when even one person is denied the opportunity to use their gifts to make a difference. . Full inclusion, meaningful participation, and active citizenship in a community require equality; […]