Monthly Archives: December 2016

Reflecting on Reflection

The beginning of a New Year is traditionally used to reflect on the status of one’s life, what happened in the past year, and what one would like to achieve in the days ahead.  Many of us wish more of our friends … Continue reading

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To do, or not to do?…that is the question

The global nature of so many problems is becoming increasingly clear.  Environmental degradation and changing weather patterns don’t respect national boundaries.  Food and water security are global issues.  We need to change our approaches to be global in scope. As … Continue reading

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Our Values Will Determine the Future

This is a continuation of the discussion of the blog post:  Prophecies, unprecedented change and the emergence of a new global civilization. A number of significant changes in many aspects of the status quo are occurring, and more are coming soon.  … Continue reading

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“own eyes and not through the eyes of others!”

Yesterday I posted a copy  of the blog post Prophecies, Unprecedented Change and the Emergence of a New Global Civilization, 2017-2020.  I don’t know enough about Native American culture to know how widely and closely this corresponds to the beliefs of Native … Continue reading

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Emergence of a New Global Civilization

The following post is from the website, Walking the Red Road.  “We Walk the Red Road by Doing Our Utmost To Follow the Sacred Teachings of Those Beloved Elders That Made the Red Road Visible By Walking it Before Us!” … Continue reading

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Fast Food Thinking?

Yesterday I tried to express my deepening puzzlement and alarm about the seeming rise of ignorance and disdain for education and reason. You know how you have an idea flickering around the edge of your mind, but its so absurd … Continue reading

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Ignorant on Ignorance

I grew up instilled with a love of learning, spending countless hours deeply studying, and appreciating how each piece of knowledge fit into a framework that not just explained how things work, but operated with tools and methods that would lead … Continue reading

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Congressman Carson on Freedom of Religion

Following is the letter I received today from my (Muslim) Congressman, Andre Carson, in response to a letter I sent opposing a Muslim registry. December 20, 2016 Dear Mr. Kisling: Thank you for contacting me to voice your concerns about … Continue reading

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Interconnections Among Dilemmas

I’ve been writing lately about how the economic, educational, and political systems we have grown up with are no longer working, and we need to find new ways to move forward.  When it seems so many different things are going … Continue reading

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How to Prepare?

When I created this blog over two years (and 385 posts) ago, I called it “Quakers, Social Justice and Revolution” because great changes were occurring, and will continue to come faster and with more disruption in the coming days.  Revolution … Continue reading

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