Can we agree that everyone’s “About” description of themselves is both evolving and immovable at the same time? As you will see from my daily writings, I am evolving into a more mature and wise person — we all are, but in the meantime, we have much to say that is of great value and encouragement to others. What will remain immovable “About” me is that I am glad to be a fierce and consummate champion of people who understand that “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” -quote attributed to Aristotle.
This page is small now, and it too will evolve into something greater as long as we can feel free to use this page as a forum to speak. Know that you have a place at the table here. I would enjoy learning what you want to say. Here are issues you might find me talking about:
One Classroom at a Time: How may individuals and business organizations become involved in local classrooms in an effort to effect positive change in our childrens’ learning experience, one classroom at a time? I’m a big believer in not trying to eat the whole elephant at once. If you are currently taking such action or know of others who are, share those examples here.
Water Conservation: Offer simple, immediately action-able ideas on how individuals and business organizations may work together with political leaders to create policies and implement strategies to manage fresh water in order to protect the environment and meet human need. No idealism needed here, just discussion which recognizes and seeks to address the absolute and urgent nature of the issue.
Humans Have Intrinsic Value: Discussion that encourages every individual to internalize the belief that we each have value which is not tethered to the viewpoints of another. An individual’s value is intrinsic and it is rich and it is fact. Many are blessed to have been raised to understand this and have not strayed from that understanding. Some who once had that understanding have lost it in the “fray” of life’s relationships and circumstances. Others have never understood their value. What do YOU want to say here that will help convince others of their value?
Hope Wins: The Bible mentions it hundreds of times throughout, plus I wrote a poem stating that it does, so it must be true. Those who have no interest in the Bible, please don’t be scared off – as mentioned above, there is a place at the table for EVERYONE here. But at the end of the day, what makes you willing to put your head on the pillow with the wish that you’ll open your eyes in the morning? Hope. Let’s discuss from where it is we derive hope.
About YOU: What human character traits impress or underwhelm you? Who are your favorite people and why? What quotes impact your thinking and create action in you? What things are going on in your piece of the world that you want others to know about?
(Housekeeping – The beauty and the danger of encouraging everyone to use this page as a forum is that there will be a wealth of perspective available here, but also many “seagulls” may visit. So I ask you: don’t drop and leave. Rather, stay and dialogue. I will always respond to all posts. I promise to do my best at following what I believe is a cardinal rule, “If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” ―Anaïs Nin)