Heather Ravenstein is now unemployed, all because she thought she was doing her job. Ravenstein stopped a man who was trying to steal a $600 computer from the Kansas Walmart where she works Friday night and Saturday she was fired for breaking the store's black and white rule about which employees can stop shoplifters. Yes,… Continue reading Example of black-and-white framework being wrong
There have been some good reports and essays out lately that I'd like to point God Blogging readers to. The first is an op-ed in today's NY Times by Tenzin Gyatso, otherwise known as the 14th Dalai Lama (and author of numerous books!) In it, Gyatso points out the ever more important need for practitioners… Continue reading Sifting through news and opinion so you don’t have to
Sterling Swanson wants you to join her on a 30-day journey to positivity. The midday personality at the popular contemporary Christian Radio station K-LOVE, launched a 30-day no-whining campaign yesterday on air and on the station's Face Book page. As of Monday afternoon, about 450 people had committed on Face Book to joining the 30-day… Continue reading A challenge for us all: No negative words for 30 days
A new place to fill your arteries with cholesterol and be happy doing it may not seem like huge news to folks inside Tucson city limits, but it's pretty big up in the OV, where the four restaurants serving breakfast are either always crowded (Jerry Bob's and Village Bakehouse) or overpriced and difficult to reach.… Continue reading New breakfast place in Oro Valley
OK, I can't yet post videos at this site, but soon, dear readers, soon! The redesign of TucsonCitizen.com will be near the end of next month, and video-posting training is part of the deal. But this video is too precious to wait until then. "Jessica's Daily Affirmation" is a video that will make the most… Continue reading The best video in the world. Really.
Quite by accident, I stumbled across an education site unlike all the other education sites. The Daily Riff (motto: Be Smarter, About Education), launched a couple of years ago (yes, I AM behind the curve!) and was founded by education geek C.J. Westerberg. From their Welcome page is an accurate description of how they operate:… Continue reading The Daily Riff and more
Remember what I said about the frontal lobe yesterday? Well, what could better illustrate researchers claim that the executive functions of the brain don't develop until the late 20s than the story of the arrests of four "young immigration activists" at Sen. John McCain's Tucson office. Here's the kicker: They were protesting the paralysis around… Continue reading Illustrative of yesterday’s point …