Genetic Modification of Humans will Happen

Jamie Metzl in Hacking Darwin makes the argument that a genetics arms race is in progress, and we must, as individuals, take responsibility for developing an international regulatory program. Such an effort will not be easy to build, but it is essential if we do not want unfettered genetic manipulation of humans and their descendants. Metzl writes that his purpose is to get readers to act, and so I am acting by writing to the US President.

A Noble Ancestor defended Norway against Sweden

A document from the Societe Internationale des Etudes de Créqui has provided significant information about Ahasverus de Créqui dit la Roche, a distant noble French/Dutch ancestor of mine who immigrated to Norway to fight agains the Swedish army between 1657 and 1676 shortly after the 30 years war, This ancestor may have brought the first morter to Norway for these battles with the Swedes. This provides a summary of that information provided in the reference to this blog.

CLDP Exploring Our Idealized Self Image Video

This video is a recording of Kent Peterson’s understanding of three different personas or masks – power, love and serenety. Kent describes these, helps us explore these personas in ourselves, and discusses ways to get beyond these masks for a true expression of authenticity, self-acceptance and love for ourselves. This is that recording that we hope you gain some benefit from watching.

CLDP Leading with Heart Video

I think you’ll find this very intriguing and helpful in better understanding Non-Violent Communication and how it is used. Marion Little’s focus for this video is ‘Self-Empathy’ which is one part of three keys to NVC communication depicted in the attached documents which were included as handouts for this session:

(1) Self Empathy & Self Honesty
(2) Speaking with Honestry
(3) Listening with Empathy