Creating Your Own Personal Renaissance

During the last piece I posted, "Empathy and "Shared Experiences", I attempted to make a case for going beyond the normal "having empathy for someone" to embracing the power of actually sharing their life situation. This skill will be needed if we stand to have any chance of reclaiming our communities and the civic power … Continue reading Creating Your Own Personal Renaissance

Empathy and “Shared Experiences”

2021 and the tenacious staying power of COVID-19 has brought us a total unique set of societal circumstances and redefined our relationships with those around us. Whatever was considered “normal” before, probably no longer exists. How we co-exist with our families, friends, neighbors and business collaborators will be up to our own creating – not … Continue reading Empathy and “Shared Experiences”

Building Community Through “Green” Student Engagement

“Creating communities for the future created by those of the future” That seems like common sense. Shouldn't those who will live in the future have a say in what is looks like? Pathetically so, seldom do they. On the contrary, the future normally is designed by those near or at retirement age often mirroring what … Continue reading Building Community Through “Green” Student Engagement

“Resource Maximization” … and The Art of MacGyver

Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 13:13 CST from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the service module upon which the Command Module depended. Despite … Continue reading “Resource Maximization” … and The Art of MacGyver