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Bellagio 2016, Bellagio Las Vegas

The Inner Universe

More than ever before, we are presented with a seemingly endless array of things to buy, see and do. Many of these things do not even call for us to move. We can access them right from our phones. We can watch videos, chat with friends, send out snippets of our thinking to the world, buy things and have them shipped to wherever we are.

Many times I have said that technological innovation without philosophical evolution is not progress. With each passing day, I believe that more and more.

On one hand, we have the brilliant capacity to create tools. On the other hand, our ability to utilize those tools is often questionable. Part of what technology has done is addicted us to external stimuli. And part of becoming addicted to external stimuli means we are spending less time in quiet contemplation.

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Alloftheabove

All of the Above

What is the best way to succeed in business? Let’s list some possibilities: 1.) Be self-motivated. 2.) Work on self-improvement. 3.) Work on acquiring needed skills. 4.) Develop

Chart2016

Todo lo anterior

¿Cuál es la mejor manera de tener éxito en los negocios? Vamos a hacer una lista de las posibilidades: Primero, sea auto motivado. 2. Trabaje para su auto mejoramiento.

Dance2016

Slow Dance of Change, a Poem

Stranded on a desert island of my mind. No palms, no blue waters, the sky not divine. The void, inescapable and deep. Standing but asleep on my feet.

Fireworks

Authenticity Do, a Poem

Awake? Baked cake a mistake? Partake too late? Delay at your peril. Life will never be sterile. There is no perfect time to act. And if your life

ParkBench2016

Friends on a Bench, a Tale

[*Author’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Any similarities between a weasel, lark, squirrel or other animal in this tale and a weasel, lark, squirrel, other animal

Brain

Scrambled Brain/Keep the Faith, a Poem

Scrambled brain, it hurts. No more prose; that’s for pros. Instead, here, words unwed, strewn together in a swirl of clattering sound. Often not particularly profound. Some kind

Diary2016

Keep an Idea Diary

I believe that we all have good ideas. Unfortunately, many of us do not take our ideas seriously. Our ideas come to us as fleeting thoughts. Sometimes, we

Sunrise2016

Our Hope, Our Dawn; a Poem

Let’s dance in the light. Be bright. Take flight from sadness and pain. Refrain from the soul drain of inactive sorrow. Abstain from the desire to complain. Rather,

PositiveThinking

Share a Kind Word

Work, school, responsibilities at home – we all tend to be quite busy. If being busy means we are being productive, that is a good thing. However, when

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