In Praise of Older Women by Frank Kaiser

Frequently (& mistakenly) attributed to Andy Rooney, the article ‘In Praise of Older Women’ by Frank Kaiser is a great example of a different (as in not mainstream) perspective on aging & particularly of older women. Here’s some of what he has to say… When I was 20, I had eyes only for girls my […]

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Training & development learning well March blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of March. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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We are like herd animals, warily sniffing, tails in the air, ready to sound the alert for danger

“Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.” ~ Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977), U.S. anthropologist & writer. I love the visuals in this quote. Decidedly different = warily sniffing, tails in the air, ready to sound the alert for danger. How do we overcome our urge to […]

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Divergent & diverse thinking produces magic in the form of rice fields

Creative Commons licensed on Flickr by: H.Koppdelaney My good friend Dolly Hopkins passed the following blog post onto me about these incredible rice fields in Japan. Beyond stunning, they are a testament to diverse & divergent ways of thinking. The incredible attention to detail is a gift from the Carrot Life Lenses™.  The patience, reflection […]

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Training & development learning well February blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of February. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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“This is the city and I am one of the citizens …” (Walt Whitman)

“This is the city and I am one of the citizens, whatever interests the rest interests me.”  This is a line from Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. It caught my attention for the worldview it includes.  If only we were all so curious and interested in ‘other’, in wrapping difference into our own. I’m not […]

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Training & development learning well December blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of December. Learn well in the training & development learning well.  Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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When ‘other’ seems odd & you’re searching for similarities

When differences loom large… When ‘other’ seems odd… When someone else’s perspective has you flummoxed… When you’re searching for similarities… When you’re seeking solace in same… Adjust your perspective & know we all inhabit the same planet, as the following video beautifully illustrates. Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS […]

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Diversity & cross-cultural education wrapped up in a sign

It doesn’t get much better than this in terms of respecting diversity & cross-cultural education. The view from our individual eyeballs is skewed.  We see what we want to see, which influences our thoughts, feelings & behaviours. To be thoroughly, completely welcomed & accepted is to invite ‘other.’  To dance with difference.  To engage with […]

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Playing in the sandbox of perspective: who’s ‘ami’ are we talking about?

I laughed myself silly when I saw the video below. Count the times the guy says ‘Miami’. I’ll save you some time – it’s 6. It takes him 6 times to put himself in the little girl’s shoes or rather sandbox. Interestingly she gets it right off – she automatically puts herself in his place. […]

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