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"Figuring it Out"

Through many years of observing myself and others, I discovered how so much of our conversations are dedicated to “figuring out” the other.  I’ve noticed when two or more women get together for example the conversation eventually involves seeking advice for the present trouble with their men. The advice sought revolves around trying to “figure him out,” understand his motives, how to allay the tension there, what he wants of “me,” what’s upsetting him, how to fix things, to get a divorce or not, and the like. Read more »

Imagination and Resurrection

One significant component of imagination and mental imagery is analogous to resurrection — the reanimation of the dead back to life. Read more »

Easter: From Death to Life

An important message of Easter, the return of the dead soul to life, bears the message that death can be overcome.  This event is called “resurrection.” This was not a unique phenomenon of the Abrahamic tradition, but found in many ancient cultures.  In modern life, we see this possibility nearing through technological-biological means.

Here is an exercise to live the depth of this Death to Life possibility.  Read more »

Purim: Hidden Hand of God

 The overall message inscribed in the story of Purim concerns a purposeful omission of the name of God. Yet the story centers on how what is considered impossible becomes possible due to the hidden “hand of God” behind this phenomenon.  In fact, most everyone has had an experience where what seemed impossible to happen, happened.  Moreover, with careful observation, we may see the improbable occurring almost everyday. Read more »


 My nephew Ron passed along to me an interesting finding.  About thirty years ago or more, Finland and the U.S. were about neck and neck in the lowest international rankings for academic performance.  At that point Finland took a step to revamp its educational system and changed its approach to children’s school experience.  They cut down school hours to four, forsook homework, instituted more play, music, and creative activity. Read more »

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