Beyond Borders

Courage Beyond Fear Will Expand Your Vistas

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Courage Raises Your Eyes to Possibilities Standing on the south rim gazing into this geologic sculpture, I thought across thousands of years of human expansion. People like the Pueblo–lived and thrived above and below the mesas. They practiced irrigation, created art, and prospered with and sometimes in spite of the demands of nature. Brave, early […]

Beyond Borders

Showing Up to the Dance

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Visiting another culture or returning home to a culture you thought you knew provides challenges. A woman who worked in Tokyo for five years will re-enter America a different person and find the land of her birth strange, less comfortable. Businesses spend a lot of resources sending executives on foreign assignments only to find that […]

Culture

Be One

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“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be, be one.” Marcus Aurelius Cormac McCarthy wrote the brilliant story The Sunset Limited. HBO brought us an excellent production by the same name http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1510938/ starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones who also directed. The central conflict revolves around the questions “who is […]

Film

Remnants of Irrationality

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Reflections on incidents from my childhood in which I felt my father behaved irrationally blaze into my thoughts at times when my own “perfect day” plan goes awry or is interrupted by the unforeseen incident. My dad seemed to succumb to these behaviors while driving, looking for a parking space, or any time he felt […]