Author Archives: John Cali

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posticon Did You Miss the End of Time on September 23?

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…all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time. ~ Mitch Albom, author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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In case you missed it, the world was supposed to end last month on Saturday, September 23. That was the theory promoted by David Meade who calls himself a “specialist in research and investigations.” Oddly enough, Meade said he didn’t really expect it to happen. Obviously, it did not—at least not for you, if you’re reading this.Read more

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posticon How To Predict the Future

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it. ~ Alan Kay

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It doesn’t take a psychologist to see why so many people are totally stressed out today. Our world is experiencing more chaos and confusion than it has in recent memory, or perhaps ever. The stress can take many forms: illness, broken relationships, anger, fear, depression. And the litany goes on.

People are frantic in their search for peace of mind. One place they search is the future.Read more

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posticon Hurricanes, Angels and Geese

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I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~ Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet

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I realize the title for this post sounds crazy, but bear with me.

Every year around this time we get large flocks of Canadian geese coming down from Canada to spend the winter. Our winters in Wyoming can be brutally cold. But I guess the geese think the winters in the Canadian West are even worse.

I’ve always been intrigued by geese and their behavior.Read more

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posticon The Incredible Value and Power of Silence

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In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Lately I’ve become super-sensitive to all the noise in our world—the lack of silence, even the fear of silence. So many folks struggle with silence—they don’t know how to “do” it. Of course, I realize it’s a challenge when you have a family, a job and all the other daily experiences that do not encourage silence.Read more

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posticon Animals in Life and the Afterlife

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The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man—whether this be in entertainment, as “pets,” for food, in research laboratories, or any other uses to which we subject them. ~ Jane Goodall, British anthropologist

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I realize the topic of animal welfare is often a contentious and confusing one. There are various aspects to consider, as Jane Goodall clearly states above.Read more