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Perception Vs. Reality

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I love photos taken with mirror images in water.  I particularly like the ones I have to study closely to decipher which way is up.  I know that one half is real and the other is only a reflection of reality.  One thing I continue to learn is that perception of reality can be as convincing to many as reality itself – and that can be wonderful, beautiful – and also quite dangerous (or maybe humiliating – think Emperor’s New Clothes).  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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134 Days ’til 40: Craving Routine

I work at a school where we believe in celebrating and honoring diversity.  As part of “walking our talk” we have built a school calendar that acknowledges Muslim, Christian and Jewish holidays.  This means that we need to lengthen our school year in order to take all the holidays off and still get in the necessary 180 school days.  This also means that the fall season is a constant start and stop with holidays.  We have already had 5 different holiday breaks and it is only October…. we have yet another one in exactly 15 days.  You would think this is great, but – truth be told – I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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152 Days ’til 40: When New Beginnings Don’t Cooperate

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start. -William James

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. -Franz Kafka Read the rest of this entry »

 

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165 Days ’til 40: Pretty Sign of Autumn

Today while we were out we saw – pomegranates, one of my favorite signs that we are moving from summer into autumn. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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232 Days ’til 40: Einstein’s Definition of Insanity

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ~ Bruce Feirstein

Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries. ~ Patty Duke

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