September, 2011

What the dog taught #2: We create our own delays

Anyone committed to dog training success with the fastest, most loving results will tell you: The best way to get a dog to buy into your methods is to make the outcome worth their while.   So here’s the scenario: Sonnet follows me around while I get her food ready. I pick up her bowl,…

The rhetorical rhetoric of critical thinking (and how Sweden showed me love)

I have a problem with critical thinking. It’s me. I’m emotional. And critical thinking either ignored me or flicked sand into my eyes when we tried to play together. It didn’t feel safe to play in this sandbox, yet I persisted. I honestly tried to make it work for a very long time. In fact…

New #Make. #Believe. article on psychopo

New #Make. #Believe. article on psychopoeia. #say #no with guts and grace: http://ow.ly/6tccx

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September 13, 2011

What the dog taught #1: Be abundant

I often observe my dog and her ability to be so purely present in the moment. She is able to demonstrate in very simple and clear ways things that are very challenging for a human being to master. I’ve decided to write the lessons down and share them as they come to me. Here’s the…