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Instruments2015

The Whole Thing

One of the ways to understand something is to break it down into its smallest divisible parts. By breaking something down, whether it is a business, a concept or a model for a new way of doing something, we are able to more readily digest the information before us. Often, I have used the phrase “deconstruct to reconstruct” in terms of attempting to master a new concept. When ideas or pieces of information are small and manageable, they are more easily understood. But there is more to understanding than that.

I have no doubt that taking things apart and separating them into component parts is a valuable exercise in learning and understanding. And, when we break things down we may learn to construct new things from the pieces we have separated out.

However, to truly gain an understanding of something it is not enough to deconstruct it to reconstruct it. Understanding components is important, but remembering that the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts is an equally compelling part of the comprehension puzzle.

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Earth2015

Hail Fellow Well Met; a Poem

Hail Fellow Well Met A Writer Sits upon his deck He sits and writes and dreams and thinks While God Almighty Nods and Winks This writer comes from other lands Now, the sands

Mountain

You Can; a Poem

Time tested. Life bested. Time for another go. Don’t stop. Don’t slow down. Don’t give up the show. Now is the time you have waited for, even if

Walking2015

Walk and Be Creative

Try it. Walk and be creative -- really. Oh, and become more productive in general. How many times have you been confronted by a challenge at work and could

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Reality is Tough, But…

Movies. Television shows. Video games. There is plenty for us to watch. And in watching, we are able to escape from the reality of our lives. Let’s face

GrandCanyon2015

To Be and Be Gone; a Poem

All that’s asked of me is to be and be gone. That’s my song. Come in, go out. Why scream. Why shout. Rhetorical not quizzical. I’m not fooled.

NightSky

Selfish Fear, Wisdom Dear; a Poem

I look high into the Sky. Darkness. I look deep into the sea. Darkness. I think of me instead of we. Darkness. I want something at your expense.

Clock2015

Time’s Not Done, 10 to 1; a Poem

10 to 1 and the time's not done And we reflect on human foolishness Is there any other kind? Can animals be foolish? I wish. We could use the company. The thing is

OutsideMountain2015

Take Ownership of Your Health

Some folks give almost all their attention to their business pursuits. Some people spend lots of time looking after their cars. They want to make sure their vehicles

Yoga2015

Tome control de su salud

Algunas personas le dan casi toda su atención a sus actividades empresariales. Hay quienes pasan mucho tiempo cuidando de sus coches. Quieren asegurarse de que sus vehículos estén

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