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SEF News-Views Digest No. 72 (10-7-14)

I Believe, Therefore I Must Be Right  (Clifton Ware, Editor/Publisher) The two words in the declaration “I believe” can make a potent impression on listeners or readers. Thanks to our advanced mental skills, each of us constructs a belief system or worldview that provides a functional psycho-emotional foundation for managing life’s many challenges. Fortunately, regardless […]

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SEF News-Views Digest No. 71 (10-31-14)

What’s Really Scary —  Clifton Ware, Editor-Publisher Boooooo! Halloween 2014 is nigh, along with the typical appearances of ghosts, witches, vampires, zombies, and all kinds of nefarious characters—plus benign non-scary impersonations of angels, animals, super heroes and celebrities. For some deep-seated emotional need, we welcome the adrenaline highs associated with being scared out of our […]

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Sustainability News-Views Digest No. 70 (10-24-14)

Transitioning      (Clifton Ware, Editor/Publisher) In company with many organizers of sustainability-oriented groups, I’ve learned that promoting sustainability and recruiting active participants is quite a challenge, especially for an old fellow. The reality is that most people are up to their hairlines in negotiating a variety of personal and professional activities, including earning a […]

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CFS News-Views Digest No. No. 69 (10-17-14)

 The Primary Shades of Green (Clifton Ware, Editor/Publisher) When was the first time you heard of the color “green”, in relation to green practices or green movement? Like a lot of trendy terminology, it seemed to have crept into the environmental lexicon, but so far I’ve had no luck in discovering its origin. If you […]

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CFS News-Views Digest No. 68 (10-10-14)

Optimism, Pessimism, or Realism? (Clifton Ware, Editor/Publisher) At any time of life, no matter what we’re thinking or doing, it’s how we think and behave that defines us. Throughout my life I’ve pondered the question, “Is it my typical inclination to approach life as an optimist or as a pessimist?” The truth is that embracing […]