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2017 Beautiful Minds Winners!

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Thank you to all of the students that submitted projects to this year’s Beautiful Minds Challenge! We loved the creativity and thought that went in to each submission. Congratulations to our 2016-17 winners! **All of the language and art are represented here as submitted by the entrant.** FIRST PLACE: “Listening to Silence” – by Faza Hikmatullah… Read more »

Small Changes, Big Impact.

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Where does your intention to change come from? Focusing on positive change to help others is often the key to lasting change. Here are 25 ways that small change can make a difference. thanks @tinybuddah  

Change by Kathleen Jessie Raine

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Change Said the sun to the moon, You cannot stay.   Change Says the moon to the waters, All is flowing.   Change Says the fields to the grass, Seed-time and harvest, Chaff and grain.   You must change, Said the worm to the bud, Though not to a rose,   Petals fade That wings… Read more »

Artist Tristan ‘Dirk’ Stamm (’12) ponders the likelihood of producing perfection

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“There is no end or purpose to existence, only ceaseless creation and destruction, governed entirely by chance.” Stephen Greenblatt, paraphrasing Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things in The Swerve: How the World Became Modern The chance that a saguaro seedling will survive to adulthood is almost non-existent. First, the seed has to find its way into the shade of… Read more »

Journey to The DeMar

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Journey to The DeMar “The support of friends, strong motivation, and a good pair of shoes have indeed given me super powers.” I said this well over a year ago as I was chronicling my “Champion journey,” part of the Healthy Monadnock 2020 program to make southwestern New Hampshire the healthiest region in the nation…. Read more »

The Presence of Step

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  In walking, according to cultural theorist Paul Connerton, we constitute ourselves as a coherent organism. Walking is at once an act of organic self-unification and an act which builds up for us a coherent environment. Walking, for us all, demonstrates our total organism. Next time you walk, whether its 10 feet or 10 miles,… Read more »

Climbing Out of Technophobia

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I am pretty darn old and have had plenty of amazing physical journeys in this world. I have been stopped by gun-toting border patrols in Cote d’Ivoire and gotten lost backpacking along the “Lost Coast” of California. I swam with whale sharks in Western Australia and tracked snow leopards in the Himalayas. But I want… Read more »