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Persico Challenge:  Issue Number 3 – What Will Be the Impact from Increased Life Expectancies Around the World?

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This is the third of three “Challenge” questions that my friend Jane Fritz and I agreed to reply to.  We each sent three questions to the other and we had 12 months to reply to all three questions.  I answered Jane’s first question on Feb 19th of this year.  (American Exceptionalism).  I answered her second […]

Persico Challenge:  Issue 2 – How Can We Save the Environment?

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This is the second of three “Challenge” questions that my friend Jane Fritz and I agreed to reply to.  We each sent three questions to the other and we have 12 months to reply to each question.  I answered Jane’s first question on Feb 19th of this year.  (See American Exceptionalism).  This is her second […]

Persico Challenge:  Issue 1 – American Exceptionalism

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At the beginning of the 2022 New Year, I issued what I called “The Persico Challenge” to some of my blogger friends.  The gist of my challenge was to address three issues over the course of the next year that I would send them.  In return, they could send me three issues that I would […]

Can You Really See the World from Another Person’s Point of View?

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One of the most often quoted and pro-offered bits of advice is “walk a mile in their shoes.”  Another version of this wisdom is to try and see it from their “point of view.”  Jesus said “ “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to […]

How to Find Meaning and Purpose in Life

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Two most important elements in any life are meaning and purpose.  Your soul, your spirit and your sense of well-being may depend more on these two elements than anything else you will ever find.  Money, fame, and success will mean nothing if you do not believe that you are living a life consistent with your […]

Does Nature Have Rights?  A Conversation with Mother Nature

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A short time ago, I was running down a trail when I stumbled over an exposed root.  I fell to the ground and bruised my elbows, hands, and knees.  Quite angrily, I grabbed the offending root and started to rip it out of the ground.  Suddenly, I heard a loud voice cry out, “Please, I […]

Mark A. Myhra:  Died December 18, 2021

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I wanted to share a story and a journey that I was fortunate enough to have been a small part of.  In July of this year, I attended my 34th retreat at the Demontreville Retreat Center.  Each year up to four men share a table and eat silently during the three-day retreat.  First and last […]

Why Public-School Education is Dying – Part 2 of 5 Parts

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In Part 1 of this blog on education, I stated that, “I am going to dive into the major reasons that are leading to the death of public-school education.”  In this part, we will look at Why our present educational model is obsolete Our present educational model is obsolete because it is based on several […]

Why Public-School Education is Dying – Part 1 of 5 Parts

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I debated whether to title this blog, “Why Public-School Education is Dead” or “Why Public-School Education is Being Murdered.”  The latter is absolutely true, the former will be true in less than twenty-five years (My prediction).  There are several reasons why public schools are dying.  But before I go into those reasons, I want to […]

Who Speaks for Integrity?

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When I wrote my series of blogs on the Seven Most Important Virtues, I neglected to add Integrity.  Limiting myself to seven, I felt that the seven I identified were more important than any other virtues.  This was simply a judgement call.  I have been challenged on it several times and indeed I challenge myself […]

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