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Vernon Windsor's Blog – March 2010 Archive (3)

Scared stiff or just reactionary?

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.": Douglas Adams, author of "A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy."

When George W. Bush was running for his second term, I put an advertisement in a local paper seeking a Republican to have a conversation with about the election, the country and the political climate. I found a man a few… Continue

Added by Vernon Windsor on March 16, 2010 at 2:08pm — 13 Comments

A morning, a memory, and a maven

From the window of my car, I watched the cloud cover dissipate throughout the night. The dusting of snow on the hood was all that had materialized from a promised one to three inches. My body temperature had finally equalized in a fashion from the surrounding air, and I had slept for a couple of hours. Dawn was breaking. I would not sleep again.

I suddenly needed to see the foothills. I struck out on highway 36, thinking I would go to Lyons and return. I'd spent enough time here being… Continue

Added by Vernon Windsor on March 11, 2010 at 2:37pm — 3 Comments

The Instructions

Even before the huge Haitian earthquake, I was sadly surprised to discover just how reluctant some people are to show any amount of compassion to anyone outside their own family. It is as though they are in a life or death struggle in a time and area of scarcity. Most are not. This phenomenon is compounded by the level of mistrust people feel and subsequent failure for these people to find common ground and work toward common goals. For the…

Added by Vernon Windsor on March 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments



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