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My poem “I’m Not Listening” was written in the context of personal relationships. (The poem appears at the end of Part Five of A Moment of Time; Caitlin has left a relationship with a man whose dark side surfaced after his

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Hallmarks of the Emerging New Paradigm: Cooperation

She appreciated his efforts to create a sense of community in a city where the desirability of competition went unquestioned. Chapter 71, A Moment of Time* Competition. How do you respond to the word? Do you envision a sporting event

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Do Thoughts Influence Reality?

That’s the question Paula Prentis asks herself after the fictional events she’s written about start showing up on the evening news. A successful screenwriter, Paula is suffering from writer’s block. She’s been asked to write a script about a woman

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The Power of Possibility

Imagine a child growing up in an isolated and impoverished environment. Perhaps the people around her commit heinous acts in order to survive—or perhaps they choose to escape a hopeless existence and commit suicide. Options are limited; the future seems

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Hallmarks of the Emerging New Paradigm: Sustainability

View image | gettyimages.com Sustainability Like tastes and temperaments, people’s values and priorities varied. But that didn’t mean freedom of choice was an unlimited right; it didn’t mean exploitation was okay. Some people’s tastes and choices were taking up too

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Hallmarks of the Emerging New Paradigm: Community

Community “The differences between groups sometimes cause conflicts—people can always find something to disagree about as long as they feel a need to create separation. We reject in others what we’re unable or unwilling to accept in ourselves, the things

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Hallmarks of the Emerging New Paradigm: Accountability

Accountability He had influenced her as well. Five years earlier, she’d advised him to plead guilty to a lesser charge, but answers to questions about right and wrong no longer seemed starkly evident to her. Laws were not always just

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