For Goodness' Sake

It’s all about goodness. Doing good-Getting better-Understanding why. Individuals-Communities-Societies. Management-Leadership-Governance. Futurism-Technology-Ecology. Research-Creativity-Design. Thought provoking short stories

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 2m. Bisher sind 61 Folge(n) erschienen. .

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ESSAY - Liberal Optimism and Faith


Liberals get accused of being godless and faithless. But that easy prejudice is off the mark. In fact, liberals are more likely to exhibit the fruits of the spirit as they look to the future.


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 2020-07-15  n/a
 
 

STORY - Sample Time


I actually had a similar recurring dream. This was a real issue at a real refinery but I never could convince anyone else to care. I’m retired now and still can’t do anything about it but whine to another audience. You really should care about stuff like this. At least writing the story cured the nightmares.


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 2020-07-14  n/a
 
 

ESSAY - A Rant on the Use of Violence


How do you comfortably resolve an issue with someone openly carrying a firearm? Haven’t they already resolved in their heart that they should be mentally ready and physically equipped to meet any confrontation with deadly force?


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 2020-07-13  n/a
 
 

STORY - Being True to the Best of What You Are


This is a retelling of the parable, “The eagle who thought he was a chicken.” It leans gently into modern personal improvement and Integral language.


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 2020-07-13  n/a
 
 

ESSAY - A Liberal Education for Democracy


A successful democracy assumes that people are basically good and decent and that they should make responsible choices for themselves. Without the general moral and intellectual capacity of its citizens, it would be impossible for a constitution to grant universal citizenship and self-governance.


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 2020-07-12  n/a
 
 

006 Futurism - Anticipating Complex Dynamic Systems


COMMENTARY - Now that’s what you want a futurist for - for those serendipitous moments when preparation, awareness, and opportunity reveal the cusp of tipping points that others barely feel sliding beneath them.


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 2020-07-09  n/a
 
 

005 Dayton Cowboy Comes Full Circle


ARTICLE - My feature article from an interview with Allen Porter, the Dayton, Iowa Pro Rodeo’s “founding cowboy.”


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 2020-07-07  n/a
 
 

004 A Man of Letters


SHORT STORY - During World War II, a member of a railroad bridge crew must decide what to do with letters tossed to him from a troop train. Based on a family story.


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 2020-07-07  n/a
 
 

003 Thank You for Your Hospitality


POEM - For contrast, an intense poem of the “police action” in Vietnam (recommended for adults) If you keep listening, the sentiments keep getting mellower. That’s on purpose too.


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 2020-07-07  n/a
 
 

002 Grandma's Precious Things


POEM - A heartwarming children’s story poem written in an enchanting regular meter. He/She negotiates to go see Grandma.


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 2020-07-07  n/a