Entries by Lori A. Noonan

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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 […]

What if we loved the world?

Loving the world, all of it What if we loved the world today? I mean each day, every day, we lived as if we were in love with the world, and treated it as a sacred gift? I’m not talking about spiritual bypassing (whatever that really means exactly), nor positive thinking for positive thinking’s sake. […]

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Transition of power

Transition of power Transition of power Power through the transition of power with transitive properties   Moving from one phase to another From one hand to another   Amidst the mist of misty eyed mystics   Among the shadows and the light of the waiting and the wading   In pools of disappointment only to […]

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From disciple to discipline

From disciple to discipline   Once a student always a scholar   Disciple comes from the Latin for student and Old English for scholar   Who is teaching and who is learning?   A disciple: One who follows and yet who is leading? Truly?   What does it take to lead Or to follow one’s […]