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Gibsons, BC – A Compassionate Community

Gibsons, BC – A Compassionate Community

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama After reading through many concerned, frustrated and compassionate Facebook comments on a local community group with regards to the new Homeless Shelter that opened recently in Lower Gibsons, BC, I would like to make some humble and respectful suggestions. Suggestions which hopefully can help bring the tone of the...

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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 from the...

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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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Squamish Arts Community – Building a Better Squamish

Squamish Arts Community – Building a Better Squamish

  “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” (John C. Maxwell) “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” (Martin Luther King, Jr) Ever since the Squamish Chief published the story “Four resign from SAC board”, the writing was on the wall...

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Enabling a Disabled Community

Enabling a Disabled Community

   “The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.” (Albert Einstein)   “A community is a group of people who have come together, and they work and they live to try and improve the standard of living and quality of life – and I don’t mean money.” (William Baldwin)   What does it take to empower and “enable” a...

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