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Posts from Date:   2010-12

The burden we create by what we value

by Mike Rollings  |  December 10, 2010

The notion of value is ambiguous and abstract.  An object or an act is not intrinsically valuable.  We define what is valuable.  We have a choice. Some cultures decided that stones would be used to reflect something of value that can be exchanged — their currency.  Eventually, the stones were so large that they could […]

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Three Cups of Tea and Improving Relationships

by Mike Rollings  |  December 6, 2010

Friday night my children and I had the pleasure to hear Greg Mortenson speak at the St. Louis County Library.  Mortenson is a humanitarian and advocate for children’s education in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  He is the author of “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones to Schools“, two books about his life’s work to promote peace […]

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