Tag Archives: 21st Century challenge

March on Washington – 50th Anniversary – Dr. Martin Luther King Shared His Dream (Video)

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This weekend’s national events include honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. I post an embedded version here. I do not review the historical context, but provide a link for that information. Both sound and video quality (of the event in real time) are good. Continue reading

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A Case For Nurturing and Developing Empathy – 21st Century Solutions

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The 10 minute video posted here – an entertaining animated summary of Jeremy Rifkin’s Empathic Civilization, originally via The Royal Society of Arts website – is in complete solidarity with the purpose of Thoughts From The Well – promoting ideas and practices for our 21st Century. (And – predictably – it challenges old, entrenched, paradigms!) Continue reading

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21st Century Vision – Blog Purpose Statement

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What if we reached back, pulled humanity’s ‘at birth promise’ of self-realization, human community, and earth enjoyment into our vision, and took responsibility for it? Continue reading

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Why We Should Not Accept President Obama’s Pentagon Assurance on Manning

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President Obama appears to believe he can pass his personalized reassurance of Manning’s treatment onto us citizens. We can now relax about issues of injustice for Bradley Manning. He (Obama) trusts the Pentagon, and we, in turn, should trust him. Continue reading

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Torches Passed – Radical Challenge from the 20th Century

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Buckminster Fuller wanted to use what was known of physics, materials, and technology to create structures, including homes and transportation, that removed the ‘sweat and anxiety’ usually necessary (but only because we believe it to be) ….“The whole universe”, he says, “is represented in each human being.” (paraphrased). Continue reading

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On the Power of Human Imagination

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discoveries …made in their minds without empirical knowledge or experimentation which came AFTER their discoveries, and were used as proofs to convince the unenlightened skeptical scientific… Continue reading

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