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Autobiographene

The picture is one I took of some Solomon Islands kids playing in a tiny canoe in the ocean. And autobiographene? It’s like a real autobiography, only much thinner. In this case, I’ve put a series of stories of curious things I’ve done in my life up on a page that’s separate from the blog. There’s a…

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Going out in the noonday sun

Well, I’ve mentioned this before, but it is newly relevant for reasons that will become apparent. It’s about a curious realization I had one time in Africa. In my thirties I worked as a consultant for the US Peace Corps. In passing let me say that the Peace Corps is one of the finest foreign…

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Rules of Thumb For Life

I mentioned in a comment that I run my life in part by “rules of thumb.” That’s an English term that means a rough guide used for judging an unknown situation. Someone said they’d like to see my list. Here, in no particular order, are the ones I’ve used. Many of them come from my…