Monthly Archives: March 2011

Handling School Bullying

A friend of mine’s son, Joe is a very bright 13 year old who is bullied in school. I think he found a way to fight back intelligently: A bully approached him and said in front of a group of … Continue reading

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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo: Children’s Anti-War Novel, Play and Movie

The media is saturated with images and stories about violence and war, very little of which raises any doubts whether war is a good thing. War may sometimes be necessary, unavoidable, but we should never doubt, as my late father … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s Top Ten Conflict Tips

I have always found George Orwell (1903-1950) makes me think. So I thought I would compile some of his more memorable quotes as they apply to conflict as one of our regular Top Ten Conflict Tips:  In a time of … Continue reading

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Roasting Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Fed

OK I am admit it. I have a shadow side, and that shadow side loves seeing Ben Bernanke Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank being forced to justify himself. And when the person on his case is Bernie Sanders, … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution: Top Twelve Tips: The Buddhist Approach

I recently read an article by Acharya Nyima Tsering on Conflict Resolution from a Buddhist Perspective. I will in due course post on the Conflict Resolution approach of other religious traditions. The full article is at: http://acharyanyima.com/articles/conflict_resolution.html I thought it would … Continue reading

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Huge Demonstration in London

Apparently about 450,000 people turned out on the streets of London today to protest against proposed government cuts, but also tax avoidance by large corporations under the UK Uncut campaign this blog has commented on previously.

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What Do You Regret?

There is a really interesting piece in 3 Quarks Daily today about the sources of regret in the lives of Americans. This blog is dedicated partly to the idea that we can make better decisions, when faced with conflict or … Continue reading

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