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The essays and musings contained in this blog represent some of my philosophical approaches to life. A few of the essays contain findings from my research studies on wisdom but generally the ideas are drawn from my myriad of life and work experiences. I invite you to enjoy the readings and welcome any of your comments and discussions on these topics. A little poetry will be scattered throughout.

April 30, 2019

            The majority of us who are fortunate enough to be able to hear, constantly employ our auditory faculty along with our other sensory systems of sight, taste, smell, and touch to navigate our world. At times, we may feel bombarded by sounds that include noise...

January 20, 2018

     We traditionally think of a teacher as a professional instructor, an individual who stands at the front of a classroom and imparts knowledge to students. Simply stated, teachers teach and students learn. I would argue, however, that as we navigate our daily lives,...

December 15, 2017

    

     Wise individuals express that they approach life situations and issues with an open mind (Taylor, 2010, 2015). This claim was made not only by the participants, in my research studies on wisdom, but also by their nominators who witnessed the par...

July 28, 2016

I had the absolute privilege of visiting the Cree community of Waskaganish, located where the Rupert River empties into James Bay in northern Quebec. The town is comprised of some 2,000 inhabitants who live both in the town and the surrounding bush. Unlike many other F...

And so it seems that all my dreams come tumbling in the quiet;

And yet I rarely allow the quiet.

Full up with life, full up with daily noise, my dreams elude me.

The holy finds no place to settle in the buzz.

The blue sky, the brown dirt, the gray stones have no place to n...

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