Tag Archives: perspective

Are You An Anthropocentrist?

Ample evidence that we humans are not superior to all other living beings. Instead we might recognize other creatures are “gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.” Continue reading

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Understanding Children Through Imitation

Try listening at the bodily level to understand a child’s experience. It can be instructive as well as enlightening. Continue reading

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“It is good to love many things” ~Vincent Van Gogh

“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” Continue reading

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Response to Kids’ Misbehavior: “Good Old Days” vs. Now

Your great-grandparents probably committed childhood acts that would be prosecuted as crimes these days. Today even common childish behavior is being criminalized. Time to compare. Continue reading

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Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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For A Fresher & Juicier Experience, Mix It Up!

I’ve had it with sitting still and shutting up. Continue reading

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Look Up

Summer. Perfect for lounging around doing nothing more than gazing at clouds. It’s a completely free pastime. The traditional spot to indulge in this pleasurable activity is sitting in the grass. Better yet, lying on the grass. Stay there as clouds drift … Continue reading

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