Entries by Lori A. Noonan

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Today is your life

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” This phrase, popularized during the 1960s and ’70s has a nice ring to it, indeed. A catchy phrase, so to say. It’s a way of reminding us that we can start fresh, start […]

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I think, therefore…I am…not present

Thinking is not being present I think therefore I am. — Descartes (1637) Latin: “Cogito, ergo sum” What may be lesser known is this: Soon thereafter, Descartes revised his own saying, to: “I am, I exist.” (1641) Now, THAT’s the spirit! When you’re thinking, you’re ‘mulling.’ You’re ‘somewhere else.’ Thinking takes you away from, or […]

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Making second nature first

Second things first “It’s become so automatic, I don’t even think about it when I’m doing it.” “It is so ‘second nature,’ I could do it in my sleep.” What if we put our second nature first? What if our second nature became our first nature? When we say something becomes second nature, we mean […]

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Things we rotate

Things we rotate   “Rotate your tires” “Rotate your mattress” “Rotate your crops”     Evenly distributed wear and tear   threadbare tattered torn   instead   tread tread lightly   leaving a gentle footprint and an easeful sharing and carrying of the load   For your consideration: There is something to be said about […]

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Deconstructing what we construct

Structures What does it mean to have a structure? It is a framework A template Something that holds something together?   To deconstruct– Is that to destroy? To “unbuild” what was built?   What then is instruction? To in-build as in to build-in a set of instructions to follow To create something consisting of parts […]

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We the people in order to form a more perfect union

We the people in order to form a more perfect union “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish […]