The Lives They Lived

A celebration of the writers, thinkers, athletes, scientists and others who died in 2012. A link worth following and stories worth reading – to quote the lead-in paragraph: “This issue is meant to be a celebration of life, not an expression of grief. But since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., grief has been unavoidable. Our…

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WHY???

WHY????? WHY????? Why do bad things happen? The past week I have seen talking heads pontificate on the school massacre in Connecticut USA sure of their own why: Not enough prayers in schools The teachers didn’t have their own guns Video games are too violent Autistic children can get violent Divorce can be rough on…

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Teach Your Children Well

“This kind of thing doesn’t happen here.” “You hear about it, but it’s about other people – not you.” “Who could believe this? Who would ever do such a thing?” “It’s all unreal….” 26 people – 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in a small town in Connecticut USA by a crazed killer…

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What Constitutes Public Disclosure?

What constitutes public disclosure? If you send an email to a friend – is that public? If you blog and have a limited audience – like maybe just your mother – is that public? If you post on Facebook – does the post alone make it public? These are not trick or facetious questions –…

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Viral and Values

It went viral. Was talked about – everywhere. Made headlines the world over. Has already generated millions upon millions upon millions of results on Bing and Google. Hundreds of thousands of people “Like” it and more importantly, hundreds of thousands have already shared it. And there are no cute little kittens, goofy dances or dancers,…

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