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Monthly Archive March 2012

New Thought and the Roots of Southwestern College

Many philosophical, spiritual and literary lineages have contributed to the essence and development of Southwestern College, but a primary one remains somewhat unrecognized at our College, even to this day. Although most people affiliated with the College know the name Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, many fewer know about his teachings, and perhaps fewer still know that…
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Why Do People Get Better? Probably Not for the Reasons You Think

People Probably Don’t Get Better for the Reasons You Think     Jerome Frank was one of my heroes in graduate school, and maintains that position in my personal “Pantheon of Breakaway Thinkers.” It was 1961, and representatives of “Schools of Thought” (which were more accurately “cults of personalities”) would argue/debate/discuss  the…
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Becky Brandon, and Her Personal Assistants, Zuzu & Evey…

Here's my blog and my photos.... People often ask me if my little (“little” meaning 50-60 lbs) pack members are assistance dogs. Although I would love to credit this to their good citizen behavior, I know it is a question spurred by the sight of their backpacks. For those of us with energetic…
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Jamie Rogers & Red, or Mr. Fu Manchu, or Sweetpea, Depending on Circumstances…

Ok, here's my story... My cat, "Red", initially arrived in my life to help me through a difficult transition period. He is very outspoken, hates closed doors, loves fish, and generally thinks he should be catered to, as most cats do. Unfortunately, he also seems to suffer from PTSD, causing him to anxiously…
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Fund Raiser for SWC Interns Serving Children in Peru…

Fundraiser for the SWC Internship Program Serving the Children of Peru   Join us for an open-mic night event of poetry and music to raise funds for two beautiful SWC interns, Eric Golden and Craig McAdams.  Your donation supports these interns in meeting their travel and living expenses while working with the Andean children in…
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LinkedIn Part 3: Recommendations/Endorsements

LinkedIn Part 3: Recommendations I am 58 years old, and I have had seven hundred and nineteen jobs in my life. Roughly. Aside from a couple of factory jobs which were numbing beyond comprehension back around 1968 or so, I have generally loved to work, and consequently have always been received…
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LinkedIn Part 2: Your Profile–Stuff You Don’t Know (Yet)

LinkedIn Part 2: Your Profile—Stuff You Don’t Know (Yet) Your LinkedIn profile should be filled out 100%--it is REALLY in your best interest. (I have lots to add myself—it requires regular updating and upkeep…) For this conversation, you should go log in to your LinkedIn account and have that window open so that you can…
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