Tag Archives: ted talks

Origins of “Ole!”

23 Aug

RondaBullRingOleWhat does the word “Ole!” make you think of?

Rejoicing, dancing, bullfights, Spain?

But before it was Spanish, it was a religious chant from another country altogether.

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Love and Difference

15 Jul
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Photo by Wendi Gratz, Flickr Creative Commons

How do we reconcile love and difference? It’s a question we all must confront at some point or other, whether as fellow citizens, friends, siblings, daughters, sons, spouses, or parents.

Particularly as parents. How we face this question doesn’t just affect us. It sculpts those born toΒ trust in our guidance, love,Β and example.

As Jim Sinclair, a prominent Autism activist, points out:

Photo by Petra Gagilas, Flickr Creative Commons

Photo by Petra Gagilas, Flickr Creative Commons

“A lot of the time, the question of parenthood is: What do we validate in our kids, and what do we ‘cure’ in them … When parents say, ‘I wish my child did not [X],’ what they’re really saying is, ‘I wish the child I have did not exist, Continue reading

30 Days

25 Oct
Photo adapted from "Spring" by Katie Brady, Flickr Creative Commons

Photo adapted from “Spring” by Katie Brady, Flickr Creative Commons

I came upon this great TED talk the other day.Β The gist is: Think of something you’ve always wanted to do. Then promise yourself 30 days to do it.

“There’s a few things I learned while doing these 30-day challenges. The first was, instead of the months flying by, forgotten, the time was much more memorable.”

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