Category Archives: Happiness Factor

I can’t sleep, but there are dreams….Myles Horton

Quote from Myles Horton: I can’t sleep, but there are dreams. What you must do is go back, get a simple place, move in and you are there. The situation is there. You start with this and you let it … Continue reading

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Let Us Live For One Another

I first learned this song at the 75th anniversary of the town of Rosholt, South Dakota where a large part of my family settled after coming from Sweden in the late 1800s.  An older man played this song in Norwegian … Continue reading

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Iphone Need vs Home Made Flip Flops

Another Facebook post this week is from a Hunger Awareness Organization, Save 1 Today, of a crying girl with a handheld device on one side and the feet of a native African or perhaps Australian wearing home made flip flops, … Continue reading

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Social Democratic Safety Net And Crime Rates, Is There A Correlation?

When the 99% movement began, talk radio host Ron Owens was puzzled as to what they were all about and this supplied a topic to discuss for hours of radio programming.  Recently I heard Ron Owens tell a story about … Continue reading

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Senior Care

Here’s a video of a senior who feels seniors have been put at the bottom of the list. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2bYGMPM-I8&feature=share I’m glad this man expresses himself so well. Depending on health issues and the older people are, the less well they can … Continue reading

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Social Services to Avoid if you Don’t Want to Pay Taxes

This website has a long list of service US Americans shouldn’t use if they don’t want to pay taxes: 1. Do not use Medicare. 2. Do not use Social Security 3. Do not become a member of the US military, … Continue reading

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Need to Refine Our Collective Definition for Happiness

Watch for this film this year: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/  What makes for happiness is not simple.  On the one hand, our material culture is supposed to make us happy but we know that it is bringing ecological downfall.  The first pary of the … Continue reading

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The Danish Solution

I just watched The Danish Solution, about how the Danes saved 95% of Jews in their country, and escorted the majority to Sweden.  You can watch it at www.hulu.com for free with a few commercials.  The narrator, Garrison Keillor, says … Continue reading

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Welcome

This blog is intended to be a place for lifelong learning, drawing inspiration from the folk school movement that began in Denmark.  I have published two chapters on this: The Life of the People: The Legacy of N.F.S. Grundtvig & … Continue reading

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