Category Archives: War and Peace

Today’s Thoughts on my Motivation for Hiking the Appalachian Trial

This photograph was taken on my iPad on 9/11/2011 in the Emory University mental hospital.  I just found the photo today after taking my iPad out during my making and MS Excel spreadsheet of all my gear.  I am planning … Continue reading

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We Need to Work Together to Build Education in the Global Refugee Population

Art from Mohammad Bin Lamin that I found on Facebook in the OuiShare Arab Countries group last year.  I see Damascus, Syria in this image. We need to build education in the global refugee population.  Who wants to help? You can … Continue reading

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Implementing Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” in my AmeriCorp Placement

Dear readers, I wrote this recently for my AmeriCorp placement (artwork from Mohammad Bin Lamin) about educating children of war: The IRC in Atlanta works to promote the growth and success of refugees in school through the Youth Futures after … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Inspiration for an Atlanta Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Neuroscience Program

“Intelligence arises as the brain reasons, plans, and solves problems. Cognitive processing requires integrating information from multiple parts of the brain. Ideas, actions, and feelings can be internally generated in the absence of external stimuli. Language and communication provide us with … Continue reading

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Share Atlanta Map

Share Atlanta Map: https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=698808 We seek to answer these and more questions: How do Atlanta’s homeless find what they need for free or for a modest work exchange? How will the current American government shutdown influence the working poor in … Continue reading

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OuiShare Atlanta

OuiShare (https://www.facebook.com/OuiShare) is a global network empowering citizens, public institutions and companies to build a collaborative society. Welcome to “OuiShare Atlanta” on Facebook.  Please click here for access to access the current Facebook page for the group.  In person social … Continue reading

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Experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul Directly after Leaving Seminary.

Today was the hardest day of my life so far… The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort. Teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing, creating without regard to result, claiming nothing, the Sage has nothing to lose. … Continue reading

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A Discussion with my Mother about Zen, God, Mind, and Thoughts.

A discussion with my mother about Zen, God, mind, and thoughts.  Key insights today were: serenity can be attained without medicine if I adhere to a flexible but firm practice of prayer and meditation; peace in the world and in … Continue reading

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John Muir Project: Cooperative Generation of Religious Symbols to Study their Impact on the Individual and Collective Human Mind

Two Facebook posts that together offer a great way forward for the John Muir Project. Facebook post 1 from here: What religion offers treatment for cooperative treatments for mental illness? How can theater be employed for spreading the message of … Continue reading

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Why I Walked Out of Church Today: Post 9/11, Flags do not Belong in Churches

The sermon in church on the recent Boston bombings today made me sick.  I am sick of sermons about terrorism in American churches that use divisive rhetoric of “us versus them.” Rhetoric that speaks of the “evil” done by individuals … Continue reading

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