August 29, 2017

The American Poet Muriel Rukeyser once wrote: 
“The Universe is made of stories, not atoms.” 
I have always known, on some deep and intuitive level, that humans make sense of the world by telling stories. But I could not prove it. Then I stumbled across the research of...

August 29, 2017

According to conventional wisdom, there are three types of writers: The Inspired Writer, The Prepared Writer and the Butt-in-the-Chair Writer. I have made a portion of my living from the written word since 1978 and, in my time, I have been each of those writers. Each s...

August 25, 2017

I don’t know what the future will hold for e-publishing, but one thing is clear: The old gatekeepers of literature have lost their grip on the reading public and on the authors who produce that work.  While the older readers (myself included) may grouse about the loss...

August 25, 2017

It is an exciting time to be a writer.

The rapidly-emerging technology of e-publishing has turned the book business upside down. In the traditional publishing model, authors who wanted to be published had few options. In most cases, they had to find an agent who would t...

August 14, 2017

BY:  Dr. James Trifone, Academic Director for The Graduate Institute’s Master of Arts in Learning and Thinking Degree Program

Educators and parents alike are taking notice of the stress that surrounds our children on a daily basis. The stressors and demands of modern Am...

July 23, 2017

Reading my friend and colleague Jim Trifone's wonderful post yesterday, I was reminded of a video I did in 2013 for one of my classes with the same general title as his article but examining a different aspect of the ways in which our collective Story needs to evolve....

July 22, 2017

I recently attended week-long conference at the Ghost Ranch in Albquiú, New Mexico. The conference was entitled "Earth Honoring Faith: Journey of the

Universe” and featured a cadre of eminent religious and scientific scholars.  Two of the presenters Mary Evelyn Tucker a...

July 10, 2017

I just returned from a seven-day silent meditation retreat, led by Rabbi David and Shoshana Cooper. The retreat, while conducted in a Jewish context, draws substantially Buddhist approaches to awakening and meditative practices. The retreat was bittersweet since this w...

May 4, 2017

The curricular needs of today's millennial generation are no longer anything remotely resembling that of their parents, let alone grandparents. Rather, the schools of today and tomorrow need to embrace a new "culture of learning and thinking" whereby classrooms become...

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