Category Archives: Freedom

60 hours only water

on June 1, 2019 in Awareness, Freedom, Perception

Last year I went 72 hours with only water. I’d read and heard chatter about “intermittent fasting,” not knowing what people meant. The more I looked into it, the more I found most people chattering didn’t know what they were talking about so I ignored it. Then a friend told me about two benefits he experienced — not read about or imagined, but experienced. He said The first meal after[…] Keep reading →

NYU, your sexism is showing

on May 31, 2019 in Freedom

What happens when, say, mostly men write and judge laws on abortion or mostly whites write and judge laws affecting people of color? What do you think about a system that underrepresents, say, women in STEM fields or government offices? Do you presume there is something broken in the system? I got an email about an NYU document: The Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Prison Industrial Complex,[…] Keep reading →

Clarifying The Problems With Capitalism and the Environment

on May 29, 2019 in Freedom

The other day I concluded in my post Capitalism’s Problems and the Environment that certain regulations made sense. A reader’s response made sense and led me to refine what I wrote. Our dialog is in the bottom of that page, but I felt they deserved an full post. She wrote: One unintended consequence of the proposed regulation is that companies would pass on the higher cost to their consumers rather[…] Keep reading →

Life adventures without leaving home

on May 3, 2019 in Fitness, Freedom

I started collecting adventures and life discoveries I made without leaving home to try to show how available the best parts of life can be, or how accessible greatness is. My big example is swimming across the Hudson–a rite of passage I created for myself at no cost in cash nor much in time. I contrast it with, say, parachuting from an airplane, in which you follow what others curate[…] Keep reading →

America’s Greatest Strength

on May 1, 2019 in Freedom

Continuing yesterday’s post about Putin’s goals, I’ve thought about this country’s greatest weakness and strength. As much as I’d like to say our greatest strength is our people, I hold people around the world in every nation in high regard. Many of us came from other countries or our parents did. I think one of America’s greatest strengths is something we can’t take credit for, but we benefit from: our[…] Keep reading →

Martin Luther King and the Environment

on November 30, 2018 in Freedom, Leadership, Nature

People keep praising my polluting less by avoiding packaging and avoiding flying, but few change themselves. Would-be leaders talk about how others should change their behavior while they don’t change themselves. Here’s an article by the CEO of Coca-Cola, Why a World Without Waste is Possible, describing some change other people did but not change he did. Maybe he’s reduced his personal pollution, but I don’t see it. I suspect[…] Keep reading →

“White male privilege” and the Civil War

on October 29, 2018 in Freedom, Models, Nonjudgment

Frances Hesselbein is a hero and mentor to me. Her TED talk’s bio is too brief to covers all her achievements, but gets the top ones: One of the most highly respected experts in the field of contemporary leadership development, Frances Hesselbein is the President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, founded as The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and renamed in 2012 to honor Hesselbein’s[…] Keep reading →

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