In approaching the crossroads of knowledge, there is an important pre-conception that both teacher and student must understand. That is, the difference between ‘out of the box’ thinking and ‘boxed-in’ thinking is all about how we approach the box and its surroundings. Creative and critical thinking is partly based on the socialization of masks that […]

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OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth! Rudyard […]

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A recent CNN article questions the place of humans in a universe in which consciousness has nothing to do with intelligence. That is, should machines that can emulate high intelligence through raw computation power be considered conscious? Does consciousness impart some magical property that is more competitively advantageous compared to the machines that we create? […]

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Learning is not a right to be taken or given by institutions but an inherent physical attribute of what makes us human. Like any muscle it must be exercised in order to provide the widest range of options when our lives come to the myriad of crossroads we all journey through. The learned person, who […]

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Awhile back I had talked about the simplicity of losing weight as part of a 7×7 approach to a balanced lifestyle. Of course what I failed to mention is how much easier that is to say than to do. In February 2012, when I wrote that article, I weighted in at a whopping 310 lbs. […]

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