Category Archives: cooperation

Ride a Bike, Meet the World

I stumbled across a BBC World News article about a doctor who spent six years cycling around the world.  Dr. Fabes took airplane trips between continents, but otherwise rode his bike.  He saw a lot, and met a lot of … Continue reading

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Far-Sighted Karma

The news is often full of tragedy, violence, and horror.  I recently asked my students to find an international current event and then write short persuasive essays.  A few found articles about more positive things, like this one on organ … Continue reading

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“Be the Change”

Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” That’s pro-active. Small scale, maybe, but then again, I’m not likely to become king of the world and influence gazillions. Grassroots movements are fine. I really wish people … Continue reading

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Herding Cats vs Consensus Building

In my favorite flight computer game, two teams of 15 players fly World War II fighter planes and bombers.  Skillful control is important, but strategy and team work matter at least as much.  Isolated planes are easy targets, but most … Continue reading

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