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The Audacity

I am going to say something rash. · At a time when unity of action is critically important across the whole of society--we can ill afford all the mind numbing rhetoric, imbecilic posturing, fear mongering, disinformation and objectification of each of us through divisiveness and ...

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Shadows in time. Fleeting but never forgotten.

Dedicated to all the shadows in my life and those yet to come! · Once in time · A picture taken · A captured moment · A memory so sublime · This one simply captured four · Huddled close with love so strong · Throughout my life · There have been many more · Spontaneous as ...

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Flat Sasquatch sighting report:

Name: Joel Anderson · Sighting location: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Aka “The Little Apple.” · Aka “Manhappiness.” · Date: November 14, 2019 · Experience: Willie the Wildcat was seen navigating campus today and happened across Flat Sasquatch while both were mak ...

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Flat Sasquatch

Ok, can we have a little fun here? · Sightings of Sasquatch, Yetis, Big Foot (or is that Big Feets?) are on the rise all over the world. · Here is what to do. If you are not as fortunate as me to have your own 8 foot tall Sasquatch lurking around in your yard then print out the ...

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Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian Goodwill

“The Horizon is out there somewhere, and you just keep chasing it, looking for it, and working for it.” Bob Dole · 7 thoughts · along the way: · 1. Determine to Know. · 2. Feed yourself and others. · 3. Commit to a lifetime of teaching and learning. · 4. Develop a desire to s ...

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Obfuscating Objectification

Our tradition of free debate, the sine qua non of democratic life, is increasingly under attack in academia, the media, and politics. · “The Rise of Unfreedom in the West” Andrew A. Michta · Now what would happen if we actually took the time to look at things differently and i ...

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Dots, specs, shapes and sounds

"I am a mere dot" · A cosmic spec · Interwoven as tapestry · One step, then another · Onward to the edge · One EarthHumankindNatureCelestialStagnant or ever changing--ever moving · Dots and circles · Squares · Triangles · Boxes inside or out · Matrixed all in all · I seeI feelI ...

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The Simple Joy of a Smile (or several): Part II

Another captured moment/series of moments. Just like before this post is a simple reflection of those "snap shots in time highlighting the simple and sometimes small things in life that make one smile.” · Over the past week, my wife and I watched our niece Laura while her parent ...

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The Simple Joy of a Smile

A captured moment. One of those snap shots in time highlighting the simple and sometimes small things in life that make one smile. · On the way back from a recent family reunion in Lindsborg, Kansas (aka Little Sweden) my cousin Chris, his wife and daughter Irena stopped in Manh ...

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Start Somewhere!

Life is never static. There is always motion. Where in history one went one way, others went somewhere else. · What the future holds I do not know, but I do know this—I look forward to the journey. · A journey that will take me from and lead me to somewhere. · Hopefully somewher ...

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Top Down/somewhere in between/Bottom Up

Whichever way you focus if you don’t know your Who, What, How, Why and When it just might be that your Where is simply a messy smorgasbord. · Marketing · Branding · Sales · Logistics · Steps forward · Steps backward · Stepping in place/time · Emotional Intelligence · Posi ...

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ONE EARTH: An exquisite ballad or just disagreeable words?

Flawless · Beauty · Ingenious · Delicate · Elaborate · It is · It isn’t · It is real · It is false · It is known, it is unknown · It is clean · It is dirty · It is important · It is irrelevant · I care; I am ambivalent · Flawed · Ugly · Unsophisticated · Imprecise · Or ...

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A Fire and the Thing of Things (ToT)

We had a three alarm fire at our historic Hale Library here on campus. · Alerts and updates were and are being promulgated to keep everyone informed and apprised as the fire unfolded, and now in its aftermath. · Throughout this experience, many caring folks sent emails, texted a ...

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A Life Lesson from Pampas Grass?

The other day I was at one of our local home improvement stores and found myself in the garden section. Me and my landscaping significant other were looking at an assortment of annuals and perennials as part of an ongoing and never ending struggle focused on trying to perfect the ...

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Polar Extremes

I started thinking about Polar Extremes yesterday when I was walking around in a balmy 9 degree temperature zone and thinking about the world we live in. · My first thought was "what the heck are you doing walking around in the cold?” · Then, in an almost spontaneous transition t ...

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Time: A few thoughts for 2018

“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present.”--Alice Morse Earle · This morning, as I sat here watching a light snowfall blanketing my home nestled within t ...

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A Three Day Business Trip: A non-traditional trip report.

On Sunday I left for a very quick business trip. Two days of travel for one day of business. · This particular trip was interesting. · On day one, on the way to my destination there was a power outage at a major airport in the US. It caused havoc all over the world for those t ...

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Wireless Networking: The Aspen, Humanity and Cosmic Global Interaction

Recently I scanned a quote from an article by some really important guy on LinkedIn about wireless networking. I don’t think his name is really that important or the article for that matter but will paraphrase the quote here: “a wireless charger really isn’t wireless if it is plu ...

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6 Degrees of Separation: Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian Goodwill

According to Wikipedia, “Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. ...

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Me Too

Simple to say. · Easy to dismiss. · Immeasurably difficult to accept. · To some surreal and unfathomable. · To others far too real. · Painful to experience. · Emotionally, physiologically, mentally and personally it holds those affected tightly within its grasp. · Devastating to ...

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