Swing dance at our Reception

Swing dance at our Reception
Dancing to Come on Come on: by Mary-Chapin Carpenter:

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just For Fun, Again!

While cleaning out some paper work, I found some writing of mine that I dated -Dec. 2, 1993 and the answer is:

I write like
H. G. Wells

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...and I know, I'm no H. G. Wells......

Just For Fun!

Just for fun, I used this WEBSITE to find who I write like -

I write like
Dan Brown

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And before you think to post it - "You, Swingdancerken, are no Dan Brown" - ;-)

Sunday, July 04, 2010

You can be Free and Interdependent, too

Happy 4th of July, everyone! To receive your e-card celebrating this day, CLICK HERE.

On this, the anniversary of the birth of our country, I've been reminded that there is more to freedom than independence. There are healthy ways to be interdependent, too. I received this email from the ToDo Institute and wanted to share it with you.

Beyond Fireworks: Celebrating Our Interdependence
by Gregg Krech (Audio Podcast)

"Independence often stimulates a sense of pride - a sense that I am competent, capable and can get along without others. Interdependence, on the other hand, stimulates a sense of humility, a reminder to be grateful, an acknowledgment that we cannot exist except through the efforts of others."

Soon we will be lifting our heads toward the sky to witness the dazzling display of fireworks that mark the celebration of Independence Day. It's a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our good fortune of being born, through no effort of our own, on the soil of a country which offers us a great deal of freedom. We can easily take this freedom for granted. We mostly go where we want to go, say what we want to say, worship the way we want to worship -- and pay little attention to this gift of freedom. But freedom is different from independence. (To listen to this podcast, click the link below scroll down to the July 01 post which includes an audio player)

Beyond Fireworks: Celebrating Our Interdependence (10 min.)

Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence (Video)

We're excited about an upcoming film called Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence. Fabulous images and animations create a powerful display of our complex and interwoven lives. This beautiful little film makes viewers "laugh, think and then rethink their preconceptions of progress, independence and the consequences of their actions in an interdependent world". This trailer is a little gem in and of itself, giving us an interesting peek at the big picture.

View the video here (approx 1 min.)

I didn't realize until I saw this post right next to yesterday's post on 'Recognize the Diversity', how connected to the subject of interdependence it is.
Namaste, Everyone!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Recognize the Diversity in Yourself - Thomas Moore

I was exploring the recent update to one of my favorite websites, BARQUE: THOMAS MOORE AS CATALYST. It was entitled, Thomas Moore writes about the sounds of silence , and contained a link to the Resurgence Magazine article on the subject. Of course I had to explore to see if the British magazine had made Moore's other articles available and I found an extremely meaningful article.

It's title, Your Many Selves: Recognise the diversity within yourself and you will begin to see it in others , immediately sparked my imagination. I'm sure that I've read this before, but it seemed to have a renewed immediacy for me. I imagine that this concept, of "many selves within each of us" is the reason that I began to be comfortable with the different aspects of my own complex personality and so, too, demands that I return to Moore's work.