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While We Still Have Time

In spite of the grimness of the times in which we live, there is still hope. If you feel, like I do, that the usual discourse about matters of critical concern tends to be superficial, misguided, and false, then you might find some solace and inspiration here. I will try to offer insight and a holistic perspective on events and issues, and hopefully serve as a catalyst for raising the level of dialogue on this planet.

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I was born in 1945, shortly before atom bombs were dropped on Japan. I served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. I earned master's degrees in Economics and Educational Psychology, and certificates in Web Page Design and as a Teacher of English as a Second Language. I followed an Indian guru for eight years, which immersed me in meditative practices and an attitude of reaching a higher level of being. A blog post listing the meditative practices I have pursued can be seen here.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

A good man gone

Gary Comer and Captain George Silva at a 'Dive and Discover' launch. Read about it here: http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/expedition2/daily/ss000206/4.htmlGary Comer, the founder of Lands' End, died yesterday. He led a mythical American life, rising from humble beginnings to providing both employment and quality merchandise to many thousands of people worldwide. In more recent years, he became known for his charity work, funding a new children's hospital at the University of Chicago. Today's Chicago Tribune gives a good synopsis of his life. His little known advocacy for protection of the environment is described in this article.

Undecided voters of Wisconsin adFor me, the character of Gary Comer was revealed most poignantly in the full-page advertisement he placed in the Wisconsin State Journal just before the 2004 election. If you click on the image at right, a larger, more readable one will appear.The ad also appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

May he rest in peace. Thanks for the great example, Gary.

(To read more about Gary Comer's life, click here.)

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