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Why I am Opposed to LNG in Squamish

Why I am Opposed to LNG in Squamish

  “The more we exploit nature, the more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.” (Morris Udall) “What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?” (Thoreau) “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” (Margaret Mead)   Squamish is currently wrestling with the difficult moral, economic and environmental questions...

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Squamish Politics – Round Two

Squamish Politics – Round Two

“It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.” (Albert Einstein)   “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” (Ghandi)  “We do not act rightly because we have virture or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly” (Aristotle)   Here we are facing another municipal election in Squamish and once again there...

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Finding Happiness at Work

Finding Happiness at Work

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Confucius “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ” ― William James “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ― Alan Watts So, how do we find happiness at work? This is a very relevant topic, and...

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The Magic of Magic Johnson

The Magic of Magic Johnson

  “Compassion, forgiveness, these are the real, ultimate sources of power for peace and success in life.” (Dalai Lama) “…the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it.” (Joseph Campbell)   After watching the painful and disturbing interview between Donald...

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Sofia University – The Decline and Fall of Neal King

Sofia University – The Decline and Fall of Neal King

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.” (J.C. Watts) “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” (Marcus Aurelius) “Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” (Kant)   I really didn’t know how I would approach this blog posting so I wrote a few different versions ranging...

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Universal Ethics & Responsibility

Universal Ethics & Responsibility

   “To build a global ethic of nonviolence, coexistence, gender equity and peace by facilitating secular processes that cultivate personal and social ethical values.” (FUR)  “To promote universal responsibility in a manner that respects difference and encourages a diversity of beliefs, practices and approaches.” (FUR) “To enrich educational paradigms that tap the transformative potential of the human...

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Social Media, Education & Changing the World

Social Media, Education & Changing the World

  “When we change the way we communicate, we change society” (Clay Shirky) “Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans. We can get frank recommendations from other humans instead of from faceless companies.” (Francois Gossieaux)   Clay Shirky said it best with the title of his book Here Comes Everybody. In the book, Shirky outlines the mass...

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Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” (Albert Einstein) “Things don’t have to be extraordinary to be beautiful. Even the ordinary can be beautiful.” (Wicker Park)   Sometimes it feels like we have an endless list of things to do.  Get up and go to work; wash the dishes; do the laundry; change the battery in the car; feed the cat; fix...

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How NOT To Use Social Media – Cliffside Pub Squamish, BC

How NOT To Use Social Media – Cliffside Pub Squamish, BC

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It’s the hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” (Potter Stewart) “All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of...

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On-Line Transpersonal Psychology Programs

On-Line Transpersonal Psychology Programs

“If we reach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow” (John Dewey) “It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders“. (Marion Ginapolis)   Last weekend I finished the first year of my...

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