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The Future of the Human Race–2021 Edition

Life as we know it is nearly over. Seriously. Not because of the in-progress worldwide pandemic or political upheaval, but because of what’s been happening in labs and human culture for the last several decades. I first published this prognosis … Continue reading

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Who Will You Be in 2021?

‘Future’ by Ahmed Carter (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week You who are on the road Must have a code that you can live by And so become yourself Because the past is just a goodbye ~“Teach Your Children” (Graham Nash) … Continue reading

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What’s Your Superpower?

The term “superpower” often gets used tongue-in-cheek. I sometimes refer to my ability to burp-on-demand (despite frequent requests that I not use it) as a superpower. But real superpowers exist. Seriously. I met with my mentee, a big-hearted young man … Continue reading

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The Present Light

Thought for the Week Brooding about our past and worrying about our future is the most efficient way to poison our present. So instead let us “Encourage each other every day, while it is still called today.” ~Hebrews 3:13

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Look for the Crack

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~Shel Silverstein “Hold fast to dreams, … Continue reading

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Is This Our Future?

Let’s prove them wrong! “Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.” ~Sean Stephenson “Carve your name on hearts and not on marble.” ~Charles Spurgeon “Happiness is only real when it’s shared.” ~Chris … Continue reading

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Back to School – Ready or Not

Some schools resume as early as next week in the U.S. Others will open in the coming weeks, some later still. Some, in theses uncertain times, have postponed starting, or decided to launch their fall terms online. The only thing … Continue reading

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World of Glass

It was the world they were born into The one they’d been given Although they’d long ago forgotten The Visitor who came and filled Their empty world with glass Which was said to be immortal They had to admit it … Continue reading

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The New-New Normal?

“The New Normal.” Well, that phrase got old fast–although not as old as the crisis that caused its overuse. And now we’re regrouping again. Society and individuals are trying to figure out how to get back to the Old Normal … Continue reading

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Failure or Success?

Failure is the first milestone on the road to success, and the second…and the third…and the fourth… The more ambitious the destination, the more milestones there’ll be. So keep going, because it only becomes the road to failure if you … Continue reading

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