Category Archives: Reflection

A Holy Moment

I met my granddaughter for the first time last weekend. She was all of six days old. Arriving on the scene at a mere six pounds, six ounces, her physical presence on this earth was seemingly diminutive. Alternating between sleeping, … Continue reading

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A way of teaching about life

I was part of a district leadership team attending a conference at Madden’s resort near Brainerd, MN in the early 90’s. Seymour Papert was the keynote speaker. Papert, the MIT creative genius behind the Logo computer language, carried all the … Continue reading

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I Am One of the Masses

I stood in line for two and a half hours this morning as I watched the procession of nameless faces slowly snake around corners and meander through labyrinth barriers – all in anticipation of procuring a new iPhone 5s. This … Continue reading

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Home Again

After an amazing journey at sea, I’m home. Yesterday, I went out the door and walked to our backyard shed. Half way there, I stopped, smiled, and said, “Its good to be home.” My time at sea was rich with … Continue reading

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Quiet Spaces

For seven years I commuted 42 miles from Northfield to Saint Paul. I was fortunate to have a cruise control commute giving me close to an hour of uninterrupted time to let my consciousness wander settling where it might. My … Continue reading

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