Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
h/t to Paul. Thanks - I think...
Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...
22% Logical, 16% Spatial, 55% Linguistic, 49% Intrapersonal, 57% Interpersonal, 8% Musical, 6% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 22% Naturalistic!
"This area has to do with interaction with others. People in this category are usually extroverts and are characterized by their sensitivity to others' moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations, and their ability to cooperate in order to work as part of a group. They communicate effectively and empathize easily with others, and may be either leaders or followers. They typically learn best by working with others and often enjoy discussion and debate.
Careers which suit those with this intelligence include politicians, managers, teachers, social workers and diplomats." (Wikipedia)
For the record: I'm very selective about who I "friend" on Facebook.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Please join me in a spirit of prayer or meditation. This is modeled after a style of guided meditation, but it is also my prayer...
Breathing in, I am stunned by the pain of betrayal, the same blow felt by my brothers, sisters, companions, classmates...
I also feel anger as an ally, parent, child, and sibling…
Breathing out, I offer compassion, support, hugs, and bows of gratitude to all who worked and prayed and kept the faith.
Breathing in, I cry for the fear and pain that caused so many to say yes to injustice...
Breathing out, I am grateful for those who speak out, serve, and act with integrity and compassion.
Breathing in, I recall the words of Reinhold Niebuhr who said, “Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope.”
Breathing out, I dig deep within, and look for inspiration without, to the ceaseless efforts of Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Wangari Maathai, and Thich Nhat Hanh, and others like them.
Let us share a time of silence for our own thoughts, prayers or meditation…
Breathing in, we know that we’re not alone; that the beloved community holds us, supports us, sustains us. We know that the spirit of courage and devotion to truth is among us.
Breathing out, we can move forward with hope, always hope, doing what we can for today,
and for tomorrow.
(The "--" indicate pauses.)
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
OK - this is a very quick post, because I've had things to do this morning and I'm off traveling in about 10 minutes! This is mostly how I'm feeling today, after staying up late watching election returns:
Of course, Props. 2, 8, and 102 all passed - and that is the bummer of the day. However - seeing the demographics and how young people overwhelmingly voted against Prop. Hate gives me HOPE for the future.