Where I Find Positive News

One of my hats is as the curator of the Not All News Is Bad web site and mailing list. Each day I post one positive story gleaned from recent news.

The criteria are rather simple: besides being relatively recent, the story should be something that most would agree is good news. At a more practical level it needs to make me smile.

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Free Speech Has Consequences

"Free Speech"

Free speech is a complex topic, invoked by many when it doesn’t actually apply, or used as some kind of a shield against its consequences.

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Why I Stopped Reading “Enlightenment Now”

Open Book

Enlightenment Now is a great book and you should probably read it. Here’s why I decided to stop.

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Facts, Misinformation & Priorities

Crossed Guns

My morning was derailed by three separate articles that really struck a nerve. The concepts are so simple and important, and yet so often ignored, I’m having a hard time thinking about much else.

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We All Fear What We Don’t Understand

What We Don't Understand, We Fear

What we don’t understand, we fear. What we fear, we judge as evil. What we judge as evil, we attempt to control. And what we cannot control…we attack.

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Habit Fad

Habit creation for self improvement feels like a current fad, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t nuggets of value to be had.

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Technique Overload

Meditated

I “over techniqued” myself approaching year end. My recovery is underway. 🙂

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Little Leo

I finally got around to having a couple of old movies digitized. Yikes.

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An Interested Interview

I was recently interviewed by Josh Spector, the man behind For The Interested, a curated newsletter of interesting articles and other information that Josh both finds and occasionally writes himself. There’s an associated For The Interested Facebook group made up of newsletter subscribers, and as part of an experiment to learn more about the people […]

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Not. My. Monkeys.

Monkeys

I have opinions. (I’ll wait for everyone that knows me to stop laughing….) I tend not to be terribly shy about sharing said opinions. (Again, another pause for the audience to catch their breath….) I recently read an article that discussed how the Dutch are somewhat more “brutally honest” when it comes to opinions, and […]

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Dagmar

Dagmar (Windshyre’s Winter Shadows) 2004-2017

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The Insidious Bubble

Bubble

No surprise: what we experience and expose ourselves to directly impacts what we believe to be true.

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The Shallows

The Shallows

The Shallows warrants some (ironically) deep thought into how we are each interacting with information each day, how our audience is doing so, and the broader ramifications on society as a whole.

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Five Things I Learned Writing About Gratitude Every Day For Sixty Days

Writing

Two months ago I began a writing exercise: 60 Days of Gratitude. These are my biggest take-aways.

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Six Decades

My 0th Birthday Card

Sixty days, and sixty years, come to this….

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My Better Half

Hands

One person deserves being mentioned twice.

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Having An Audience

Microphone

I’m grateful and humbled that people read my stuff.

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My Schedule

Schedule

I firmly believe that inactivity and lack of purpose lead to an early grave. For now, at least, that’s something I don’t have to worry about.

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Oma & Opa

Oma & Opa

“Oma & Opa” is Dutch for grandmother and grandfather.

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Ham Radio

N7LEO at the Trailhead

Today I’m very grateful for having picked up amateur (ham) radio as a hobby, and developing my skills with it.

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