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Welcome to my blog, a quasi-weekly column on topics and issues that have my attention, or that are intended to inform or inspire--including the following reminder:

"Realize why you're here, and be about it!"

The way through

A member of my email community, the Yipdoggies, sent me this post yesterday—an article by Nicholas C. Arguimbau, an appellate and environmental lawyer. It’s called “The Imminent Crash of the Oil Supply.” Not in the distant future; in a year and a half. It’s a powerful, and powerfully depressing, analysis based on a graph produced last spring (2009) by the U.S. Department of Energy and endorsed by the United States’ Joint Forces Command.

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We are a loving species

A few weeks ago I had the serendipitous fortune to meet former Army Captain and West Point graduate Paul Chappell, who served in Iraq and who, upon his discharge, wrote a recently published little book, "Will War Ever End?  A Soldier's Vision for Peace in the 21st Century."

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Perhaps change is clearer with a little distance

A week since I completed my 27 days of transformative change practice, it’s been interesting to notice my reintegration into “normal” life and compare it with the preceding month.  Perhaps I accomplished more change during that month of practice than I’d given myself credit for.

For starters, my sister commented twice that she thought I’d lost weight.  Indeed, my jeans do feel more comfortable.  Could it be that a month without the empty calories of alcohol will eventually add up to a missing pound or two?

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