This heartwarming story goes beyond prison reform, prisoner rehabilitation, or even giving back to society; it demonstrates the value of making meaningful art and how it can build and/or change communities. http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/prison-inmates-learned-to-quilt-and-now-make-foster-kid-gifts/
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/bakery-scotland-ex-cons-freedom-bakery/ This is an excellent example of what happens when people are given (and discover) their purpose. WE EXCELL!!!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/robin-wall-kimmerer-quote-about-joy/ Sometimes the most direct idea is the most truthful... choose joy and give what you choose.
My Decision was made; I would leave the job early and get the weight of my To Do lists off my head; I would start preparing for my new school year of teaching and other adventures; I would move on. The bird figure is weary with the weight of decisions and tasks to yet complete, … Continue reading Bad Birds Eight – Time To Move On
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/ingenuity-helicopters-longest-flight-provided-stunning-photos/ Part of me geeks out on this sort of stuff. I mean, I understand the relevance of finding ancient, and I mean billion year old ancient, lake beds on the surface of Mars. Ok, so there was water there once; now it's gone. So what? now what? Also, the pictures just don't flip my … Continue reading A little good news — for Astro-geologists?
‘Big Oil’ Now Promotes Renewable Energy – Wind & Solar Spur GROWTH In Fossil Fuel Energy Generation http://iowaclimate.org/2019/05/30/big-oil-now-promotes-renewable-energy-wind-solar-spur-growth-in-fossil-fuel-energy-generation/ — Read on iowaclimate.org/2019/05/30/big-oil-now-promotes-renewable-energy-wind-solar-spur-growth-in-fossil-fuel-energy-generation/ A must read!!!! #greentechnologies
Why do I love having my mindset shaken? In his awesome article: "What can we learn from people who succeed later in life?" , researcher , Albert-László Barabási, shook the dust of a personal conundrum: How do I figure out why I've not had wild success in my recent business ventures? I didn't clearly identify my reason … Continue reading Have You Figured Out Your Q-Factor?
The RCMP are taking a radical look at their recruitment strategy — including the possibility of ditching credit checks and allowing people with criminal backgrounds in — to help them rebuild their depleted ranks. — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-recruitment-gender-1.4954015 Wow! This got my imagination going in all directions! Something about this feels connected to the fundamental … Continue reading Short-staffed RCMP look at lifting ban on recruits with criminal records | CBC News
Can I continue going this way? I've been building up my stock of new refurbished furniture and hope to start on new designs of lamps, lighting fixtures, and miscellaneous decor items and ideas. Of course, I want to sell all this stuff, that's why I build the website for Found - The Repurposed Design Company. … Continue reading “We are in quite a pickle, aren’t we, Samwise old boy?”
I'm up at the beautiful Mont Gabriel Resort & Spa (www.montgabriel.com) for the annual QCNA Gala. I'm so grateful to be able to help my dear friend Richard and support English local newspapers in Quebec by offering some artwork to their silent auction. The weather is gorgeous, the hotel is alive with people, and the … Continue reading Ready for the QCNA silent Auction!