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I picked up a tweet today about hope and it led to some interesting thoughts for me and possibly some future warm discussions. A central theme of the article is this: ‘In my experience and spiritual practice I’ve found hope is not a good thing. It’s limits ones spiritual development. It isn’t good because it in

Hope

I picked up a tweet today about hope and it led to some interesting thoughts for me and possibly some future warm discussions. A central theme of the article is this: ‘In my experience and spiritual practice I’ve found hope is not a good thing. It’s limits ones spiritual development. It isn’t good because it in

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From the website of Melinda Tankard Reist…a guest blogger Clive Hamilton, Australian author and Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University has this to say: ‘…Dymocks’ decision to sell the Playboy collection, and to put it in the most prominent spot, further normalizes porn, breaking

‘Porn’ in the mainstream

From the website of Melinda Tankard Reist…a guest blogger Clive Hamilton, Australian author and Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University has this to say: ‘…Dymocks’ decision to sell the Playboy collection, and to put it in the most prominent spot, further normalizes porn, breaking

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Listening to ‘Life Matters’ on Radio National today (24th Dec) I heard Professor David E. Meyer from the Cognition and Perception Program of the Department of Psychology University of Michigan talking about multi-tasking…So when parents ask their teenagers ‘can you really write your essay and update FACEBOOK at the same time?’ and the answer comes back:

Multi-tasking. Yeah right!

Listening to ‘Life Matters’ on Radio National today (24th Dec) I heard Professor David E. Meyer from the Cognition and Perception Program of the Department of Psychology University of Michigan talking about multi-tasking…So when parents ask their teenagers ‘can you really write your essay and update FACEBOOK at the same time?’ and the answer comes back:

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Easy to become cynical ain’t it…there is a lot of not-so-nice stuff going on in the world…and yet I suspect cynicism is the greatest destroyer. And I find it as hard as anyone to rise above it at times. But I do like xmas, and I have always been with those I love…both biological and logical

Xmas, cynicism, what matters, optimism and inspiration

Easy to become cynical ain’t it…there is a lot of not-so-nice stuff going on in the world…and yet I suspect cynicism is the greatest destroyer. And I find it as hard as anyone to rise above it at times. But I do like xmas, and I have always been with those I love…both biological and logical

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Launched in the past week the NSW Youth Health Policy 2011-2016 needs to be moved, as all policies must…. from words on a page to actions in our communities. I would really love to look back in a year’s time and say: wow, we have done something really good. Then that part of me which

Youth Health Policy

Launched in the past week the NSW Youth Health Policy 2011-2016 needs to be moved, as all policies must…. from words on a page to actions in our communities. I would really love to look back in a year’s time and say: wow, we have done something really good. Then that part of me which

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A number of reports have come out in 2010 concerning young people, not the least being: Review of Effective Practice in Juvenile JusticeReport for the Minister for Juvenile Justice Noetic Solutions Pty Limited January 2010 In the executive summary they had this to say: Juvenile Justice Programs – Overview ‘Empirical studies conducted in Australia, the

Juvenile Justice

A number of reports have come out in 2010 concerning young people, not the least being: Review of Effective Practice in Juvenile JusticeReport for the Minister for Juvenile Justice Noetic Solutions Pty Limited January 2010 In the executive summary they had this to say: Juvenile Justice Programs – Overview ‘Empirical studies conducted in Australia, the

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A friend sent me a link…and there I found all sorts of very fun stuff. Depending of course, on your definition of ‘fun.’ Here is one bit that I grabbed from around that site.. Anyone with children or teenagers, or who works with young people, has to be interested in this stuff. We have no

Ahh yes…reality. I’ve heard of that

A friend sent me a link…and there I found all sorts of very fun stuff. Depending of course, on your definition of ‘fun.’ Here is one bit that I grabbed from around that site.. Anyone with children or teenagers, or who works with young people, has to be interested in this stuff. We have no

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It’s hard to imagine a world without screens these days. An adult recently asked: ‘What IS an iPad?’ The 4 year old near her said: ‘It’s like an iPhone only bigger.’ Sounds about right. Wes Fryer recently, resident in USA and at thanksgiving day there, had this to say on his website: ‘I asked everyone to

Screens

It’s hard to imagine a world without screens these days. An adult recently asked: ‘What IS an iPad?’ The 4 year old near her said: ‘It’s like an iPhone only bigger.’ Sounds about right. Wes Fryer recently, resident in USA and at thanksgiving day there, had this to say on his website: ‘I asked everyone to

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I am always interested in this topic. I am working in schools a lot at the moment, and talking with teachers about the tough gig that teaching is these days, and just what the ingredients might be that keep students interested and at school. I came across this website which listed what it considered to be the top four

Motivation

I am always interested in this topic. I am working in schools a lot at the moment, and talking with teachers about the tough gig that teaching is these days, and just what the ingredients might be that keep students interested and at school. I came across this website which listed what it considered to be the top four

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A couple of weeks ago, I’m cycling through Harris Street Sydney…and it could have been any inner city street in a 100 different towns…I saw this really beaut ‘going-off’ thing. Lots of young people (mostly young men) playing basketball in what looked like a fairly highly competitive but user-friendly way…lots of loud music, BBQ, kind

Hot day in the city…young people havin fun

A couple of weeks ago, I’m cycling through Harris Street Sydney…and it could have been any inner city street in a 100 different towns…I saw this really beaut ‘going-off’ thing. Lots of young people (mostly young men) playing basketball in what looked like a fairly highly competitive but user-friendly way…lots of loud music, BBQ, kind

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