A mighty thank you to Chris Uggen for taking what was in my head, and supporting intuitions with sources. Be sure to read his well-measured post, and all links.
Transcript of His Holiness’s Public Talk on Universal Responsibility in the Modern World Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom, May 22, 2008
On 12/22/2012 add
HT to Fabio Rojas at
for sharing an article highlighting Bernice Pescosolido’s comments:
“Tight-knit communities a factor in many shootings, IU sociologist says”
Dec 19 comment from Walt French at
One nation, under the gun. by Jill Lepore April 23, 2012
Tea and honey
(Even simpler than the process paper I wrote for layered Jell-O, for 12th grade English)
Shared with family member* who needed directions, and inspired by my nephews:
1[encircled] MAKE HOT TEA
2[encircled] ADD HONEY, STIR & SERVE
* Highly intelligent male, with irrational fear of kitchen activities; always exceeds expectations despite reluctant attitude, AKA “Popcorn King”
Howie is out with the P. Zambrano-inspired game show. I have the sick-person’s dilemma: how to sufficiently praise the substitute honey tea maker, without diminishing the level of appreciation and praise for the original honey tea maker.
Howie and Chris *rock* as sociologists.
I may have alluded to it, but I would need to check whether I cited it.
“But [Dr.] Horn said he believes Peyton will be back. ‘A lot of what dictates how people heal is their mental makeup,’ Horn said. ‘There’s no doubt he’s got a pretty strong mental makeup, and he’s got a great amount of fortitude and determination.’ ”
From “Surgeon gives insight into Manning’s possible problems*” retrieved on December 1, 2012, from
* Updated: Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012, 4:16 PM EST Published: Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011, 6:42 PM EDT
Dr. Horn is my spinal surgeon at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. I am preparing questions for him, and recalled the Peyton Manning link prior to our initial meeting. PM has been playing for Denver since then, and I have quipped to myself and in passing to others, about using his outcome as a sort of barometer in contemplating the timing of any surgery to address tumors and cysts compressing substantial portions of my spinal cord. (As amusing an anecdote as that may serve, I have a matrix of time-varying covariates at play–the greatest of which are quite serious. Always remember: laughter is a healing force in itself.) There are many fascinating asides here, but suffice it to say Dr. Lou places a whole lot of stock in fundamentals and preparation, while never neglecting the importance of INTANGIBLES. Come to find out, PM was born in the same year as I was, and we have more in common than I would have guessed when he was a QB for that orange-colored uniform school.
I am a fan of intangibles**, I am bringing quite the mental orientation and experience necessary for Team Przybysz to shine. Glad to know it factors into coach’s play book.
Now is the time to be receptive to the positive unknowns.
** Many folks saw Manti Te’o pushing the broom at the basketball game. I noticed him costumed as one of the zamboni drivers at the hockey game. TCB
Shout-out to Sky and NDWBB, following elevator ride with Assistant Coach Beth Morgan Cunningham. (No inadvertent autograph, as with the Hesburgh/Joyce elevator moment.)
What is the answer to challenges and adversity?
Thank you for the exercises.
Form does not negate content. Understanding emerges through experience, not limited observation. (Deep study and engagement, or teaching and learning via playfulness equals a far better alternative route.)
Concerns about repetition or speaking to a child with the same level of respect given adults?