Category Archives: Society

The Peer Pressure I Will Not Succumb To

“30 minutes a day.” “1 hour a day” “Only on the weekends; and only for an hour or so” These are the statements I’ve heard from parents concerning playing video games.  I totally “get it” – but I don’t limit … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and…

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Scary Mommy 2014 Thanksgiving Project

Greetings People, It’s been ages since I posted anything – I don’t know what has happened… I decide to write a book and my brain just dries up.  But sometimes that’s OK, because it allows us to have room for … Continue reading

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Jesu Forfend – Quit! Quit!

I find it odd that in our culture if, for example, a football player breaks a body part during a game, and continues to play, we laud that as ‘admirable’. They pushed through the pain, and possible permanent bodily damage, … Continue reading

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As If – My Subject in a Box Rant

Warning: This post could be somewhat disjointed and rambly…and ranty.  Go figure… Yesterday on a bike ride with my friend, we discussed his upcoming book, “The Smartass Buddha” – just talking about different things – chapters he was trying to work … Continue reading

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I know we are connected

In the past I was chastised by a peer. It concerned giving my opinion about a matter amongst a group of people.  He took me to task because he felt that another person in the group might have been upset … Continue reading

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Finding Ease within the Bind

Warning: This is a rambling post ~ pretty much within my nature… This concept often comes up in my hot yoga class – finding ease within the bind. But what does it mean? In terms of postures, it simply means … Continue reading

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