My long time East Coast colleague Gary Sycalik sent me a link to this short video and I loved it. It has a powerful message, simply articulated and is set in a context of school kids in the midst of conflict over who they are. Although it is part of a movie starring Adrien Brody […]
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Last year I added “conscious leadership” to my Google Alerts. Since I have been writing and talking on this subject for twenty-five or thirty years, many of the references on this subject were mine. My motive was to find places where my writings might show up without my direct knowledge. In the past few months […]
It is July 4th – a national holiday here in the U.S. Thoughts of Thomas Paine have floated to the forefront of my consciousness. Anyone who has read my latest book – The Great Growing Up – knows I have a deep appreciation for this largely unrecognized founder of the United States. Paine’s 1776 bestselling pamphlet – Common Sense – laid the […]
John recently signed a deal to have The Great Growing Up published as an eBook in China. The government has to approve (aka censor) it after translation and we anticipate the photo of “tank man” from Tienanmen Square in 1989 – that John included as an example of a stand for a principle – will be cut as well […]
Latest Blog Posts
- The “Common Con:” 1984 Wisdom Still RelevantMarch 5, 2020 - 8:48 am
While one could argue that the gap between Democrats and Republicans in Washington has never been greater than now, they are still very united in what the late Orlando Sentinel columnist Charley Reese (picture courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel) called the “common con.” In his February 3, 1984 column, titled “545 people are responsible for […]
- When Did Science Begin?April 9, 2019 - 11:11 am
I keep reading and hearing people talk about science as if it all began with the Western model of rational thought in the 18th and 19th centuries when reductionistic science replaced what was then considered false beliefs or witch doctor hokey pokey. The materialistic values of Europe overran generations of less-materialistic practices making them seem […]
- Distinguishing Infinite Awareness from the Finite MindFebruary 19, 2019 - 8:44 pm
As a longtime meditator, I often found some difficulty, especially in the early days, in quieting my mind. It seemed so unnatural and difficult to attain a state where there were no thoughts buzzing around inside my head. What I have discovered over the years is that the more practiced I became at meditation – […]
Indie Book Awards
On May 19, 2013 at The Harvard Club in New York City an award was presented to The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity’s Future by Next Generation Indie Books Awards who named the book the 2013 Grand Prize Winner for Non-Fiction. The Award was presented to San Francisco futurist and author, John Renesch, at a gala awards ceremony. Twenty five judges selected the winning book from sixty different categories.