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Thoughtful Thursday: world hunger and getting our priorities straight

An article in CNN online this week grabbed my attention with the headline “2% of Elon Musk’s wealth could solve world hunger, says director of UN food scarcity organization”.   Just 2% could solve world hunger! And this is a little … Continue reading

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The greatest ___________ (fill in the blank); how do we decide who or what is most important to count?

Last week I shared the Charles Schulz’s philosophy on what’s most important to us all.  The piece starts with a list of what defines success to many people: extreme wealth, winning pro athletes, beauty pageant winners, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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Map Monday: what maps can and could teach us about pandemics

We’ve looked at a lot of maps at this blog over the past several Mondays. We’ve seen some statistics that have surprised us, reassured us, upset us, and some which we were correct to question. We’ve come to realize that … Continue reading

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