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Across the Aisle

Across the Aisle Special Thanks to @CoryBooker & @SenRandPaul http://thegoodfight.fm/episodes/28-cory-booker-and-rand-paul-partners-on-crime AND to Marie Gottschalk http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/new-york-attorney-general-s-office-intern-penn-s-iris-zhang-facing-her-fears and http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Prison_and_the_Gallows.html?id=N9brN4Bx8GgC AND to Robin Garrett http://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/healthsciences/nursing/faculty/garrett.asp AND SEUNG MIN KIM http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/cory-booker-rand-paul-team-up-108640.html  At the Chester County Democratic Committee meeting I just attended, I loitered outside like … Continue reading

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Pay For It

Special Thanks http://www.youtube.com/user/ApesMovies to the film, https://twitter.com/ApesMovies and to: @Celazul1 @LWolf14 @A_Fieldhouse @juanma_lz @kristenpurcell  Go see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Skip Universal Studios Orlando. For the same reason. It had begun to rain, spitting singular large drops; the Central Florida, mid-July thunderstorm was about … Continue reading

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Teacher Peer Self

During one of our first meetings together, I asked low-income, inner city, 7th- and 8th- graders to write one answer for each of three questions onto individual 3 x 5” notecards. Students were enrolled in Conflict Resolution, a preventative program … Continue reading

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Bǎwò Guāngyīn

Bǎwò Guāngyīn Ken brought Chinese take-out and a bottle of Mezcal for dinner one night last month. The fortune in my cookie read, “Keep it simple. The more you say, the less people will remember.” I laughed at the presence … Continue reading

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Lost or Stolen

Special Thanks to @RevRunWisdom https://twitter.com/RevRunWisdom and to Scott Allison, Ph.D. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/why-we-need-heroes/201404/do-heroes-make-us-smarter AND to Alan Castel, Ph.D. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/metacognition-and-the-mind/201404/wisdom-ask-siri-or-ask-grandma Cam called while I was still on 76 East traffic into Philadelphia and I answered. “Joe, Roxie got a call from Franklin Montgomery, the director at the Port … Continue reading

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Audience

Forbes: “If you observe any of these warning signs, you need to intervene now:” Thank you to Zeynep Ilgaz.   She said, “You can suck my dick.” Thirteen year old, “I don’t like myself”, mostly engaged in the lessons, bullied- Raneetha. Ohh, … Continue reading

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