Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘A Ritual to Read Each Other’ by William Stafford (1914-1993): Conflict Poem

This blog stresses the importance of empathetically but accurately obtaining an accurate ‘theory of mind’ of the other side in any conflict, so I really liked this poem. Thanks to my fellow Jon Haidt admirer John F for this: A … Continue reading

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Worries?

Well I have always liked the Serenity Prayer, and I do like process discipline and associated algorithms, so I loved Mindfulness Ireland’s diagram version of the Serenity Prayer and the worries that plague us. Thanks to my fellow blogger Natasa … Continue reading

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The Two Types of Civilization Out There: Limbaugh versus Zen?

A famous astronomer once stated that if there were indeed intelligent life elsewhere in the universe,  that raised the question: ‘Where are they?‘ Why haven’t we heard from them, or been visited by them? More recently, I read someone comment … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Federal Spending Record: a Historical Comparison

This blog loves statistics that confound prejudices that are not based on any data, but just the result of projection of biases onto reality. So, which President do you think, in the last 30 years, has presided over the slowest … Continue reading

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Paul Fussell (1924-2012): Scholar, Writer and Soldier

I was sorry to hear of the death of Paul Fusseli, author of  the classic ‘The Great War and Modern Memory‘ which had a huge impact on thinking about the long term effects of the slaughter on the Western Front. … Continue reading

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Republican Strategy on Education

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Mohandas Gandhi’s (1869-1948) Top Ten Conflict Tips

My friend Natasa just posted this, and I thought it fitted our Top Ten Conflict Tips quite well: Mohandas Gandhi’s Top Ten Conflict Tips; though they also help in changing the world, which is what our conflict approach is all … Continue reading

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