Category Archives: Eldering

Baking bread together

If we are prevented by space-time from breaking bread together, perhaps we can busy ourselves baking bread together—and sneak a bite off the loaf. :- Doug.

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First offering to strangers

Hospitality is the first offering to every stranger. What can that mean for us here and now? :- Doug.

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Mutual clearness committee

One thing we can do with “our” grandchild is to convene a mutual clearness committee, after the manner of Friends. :- Doug.

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So GGC matter

How to live our lives so our great grandchildren matter. :- Doug.

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How ought they live?

Great grandchildren. How ought they live? How ought we help? :- Doug.

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Generational potluck

What can be the generational equivalent to potluck suppers? :- Doug.

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About them or us?

Is this a course about them or about us? :- Doug.

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Trade letters

Write a letter to someone in the 11th generation. Now trade letters with another and read it as if you were the one receiving it. Talk it out together. :- Doug.

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choose based on imagination

One of the most important things we can give a young person is the skill to choose based upon imagination, curiosity, and any other lasting pull. The skill to distinguish a love for tanks or politics of the moment from … Continue reading

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How to murder grandchildren

How to murder grandchildren. (By putting them into the category of “People who mean nothing to me.”) :- Doug.

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How you use curiosity

Your great grandchildren make it possible for you to be alive. You are rooted in these. For where and who you issue from is less important than where you’re headed, what kind of curiosity you have, and how you use … Continue reading

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Where do you want them to want to go?

Who are your spiritual ancestors? In what did they excel? Travel, poetry, romantic love, ecstasy, exploring? Who then will be your spiritual great grandchildren? Where do you want them to want to go, those who are your next? :- Doug.

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Curious?

Curious? :- Doug.

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Ingenious theirs

What’s your ingenious way to engage your grandchildren in thinking of theirs? :- Doug.

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How free reflectively?

Just how free are we and have we been? Just how free? have you acted in your life? Just how reflectively? Just how much do you hear? Converse? We have a fear of conversing, meeting, acting on our freedom. :- … Continue reading

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Actually practice freedom?

If you have not done all you could have with your life, just how free are you? So what progress can we expect of our grandchildren, even to the 11th generation, if we don’t open up humanity’s imagination in some … Continue reading

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None the main event

Neither grandchildren nor improving the human race neither conversation nor meeting nor ancestors none of these may be the main event best open to comes up serve here serve here :- Doug.

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