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Values and Learning Modalities 

“Pass It On” TV commercials from Values.com were the experimental learning modality used at the monthly meeting of the Socratic Conversations on Thursday, September 18th.  In Lights! Camera!! Values!!? the group explored their basic values by responding to one-minute dramatic pieces on significant themes, like believing in yourself (courage and perseverance), making a difference (generosity …

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True Blood/True Freud 

As I hungrily await the season 4 premiere of True Blood, (June 26th!), I've been thinking about our recent societal obsession with blood suckers.  I confess that I read the Twilight Series (all four, don’t judge).  I even gave The Vampire Diaries a try, though it didn’t appeal to me so much, perhaps because …

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Research & Musings on Paranormal Television 

Paranormal reality television shows such as Ghost Hunters, Ghost Labs, The Haunted, and Celebrity Ghost Stories, to name a just a few, have grown in popularity in recent years, with some claiming to be "probing the afterlife." Recent polls indicate that a notable number of respondents express belief in the existence of activities considered to …

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Humanizing the Zeitgeist 

It can be said that Renee Cherow-O’Leary, Founder and President of Education for the 21st Century, began -- to use her expression --by “mining the zeitgeist” or spirit of the age.  With enthusiasm she exhibited a stack of modern magazines, citing examples of  hot articles, among them “Hooked on Gadgets and Paying a Mental …

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