I’m better today because… Day 1

The tag line for this blog has always been “Documenting the quest to be better”. I have come to realize that many of the improvements I aim for in my life come in fits and spurts with long plateaus and a couple of regressions here and there. Eventually though most things find their way into…

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Conscious Consumption

OK, so I wasn’t exactly truthful about the “Books I’m Not Reading”. I do have a few going right now. Touchpoints – T. Berry Brazelton The Catholic Parish – Robert J. Hater I’m reading both of these books as a part of the work I do in my role as a Touchpoints Trainer or in…

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Books I’m not reading.

Rob’s List (take your pick) (For Marc and others who shame me with their reading lists)

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On my mind today.

Here are two posts on my mind today. Both are related in that they talk about purpose and passion. 1) Jon Swanson talks about the message and purpose being the point and not the medium. I enjoyed it, because I do have a “shiny object” affection for Web 2.0. What I sometimes miss, is how…

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Channels

OK, so I am not on the bleeding edge of Web 2.0, but by being friends with Chris Brogan, I feel like I can at least see the edge, or his view of it. Reading Chris’s blog, having conversations with him and knowing the type of work he is engaged in, he is passionate about…

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Touchpoints Day 3

Today the theme centered around how Touchpoints can be part of comprhensive system change or part of creating a comprehensive system of care for children and families. Touchpoints is an approach which is emerging at the grassroots level but is considering how it can be a part of the larger system. In Maine, we are…

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Vulnerability – Touchpoints Conference Day 2

Day 2 was a remarkable experience, consisting primarily of workshops designed to enhance the skills and deepen the thinking of Touchpoints trainers.  We focused on specific components the Touchpoints trainings and the Principles and Assumptions on which the Touchpoints approach is based. At the end of the night, Dr. Josh Sparrow “introduced” Dr. Brazelton by…

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Brazelton Touchpoints Center 10th Annual Conference

Day 1 Our first day in Boston was a short one. We arrived in the late afternoon for a Welcome Reception and a dinner for new Touchpoints Training Teams of which I am a member. In attendance were members of five different teams, their mentors from the Brazelton Center faculty and Dr. Berry Brazelton himself.…

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The Sock Bone

So the story begins with the new found interest that my two boys (5 and 7) have in eating chicken off the bone.  Chicken wings have become a new favorite food and questions like “can we eat a hundred chickens so we can get the wishbones?” are the norm around here. Three days ago (remember…

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7 Songs I Like

My son Aidan tagged me earlier today asking me to list 7 songs I like. He also tagged our friend Chris. Here’s my list: Waiting for Jaden – Animal Liberation Orchestra Funky Days Are Back Again – Cornershop Stick Shifts and Safety Belts – Cake Oh You Pretty Things – David Bowie Like Humans Do…

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