Thursday, June 13

My Pilgrimage to TED Conversations - Week Two

June 13, 2019 - Week Two
Please read the following first:

Since leaving Ted Conversations, having been kicked out of the Church by some of its members, I have received the following news.
Remember, I am a Christian and a defender of our Faith, as a former Military Officer.

Just two days ago I was appointed Chaplain of my Masonic Lodge in Ontario.

1)  From a Ted Member, Juliette   June 13, 2019
"Less than 5 minutes ago: I am deeply troubled by not being able to locate a TED member who had a long history of contributions. Before deciding to write, I allowed my anger, my bitterness, my grief, my frustration to simmer away and subside...and then I made up my mind that I was going to make a different world and we can do that together.

We have come together here from every corner of the globe to create a community. None of us are perfect. Our mutual interest is connections and exchanges that inspire our positive growth.

I believe that our common purpose is to not only step forward with openness and walk towards mutual understanding but to set the stage and the tone for an inclusive collaboration on progress for those who walk these paths after us. This may be the only way for most of us to be the change we wish to see in this world.

If our intention were to fight to the elimination of those who come to our community from different life experiences, belief systems, and perceptions than our own, then we are not only wasting the opportunity that our host has graciously provided, but we are also working against everything that it stands for.

I especially admire your unselfish regard for and devotion to the welfare of others and know that you too are unsettled by the disconnection of that membership. Whenever another person is cut off from community resources because of our action, we have harmed the whole. That calls for righting our wrong. To err is human and it is in making good on our mistakes that we remain true to our self.

The solution is to negate karma to zero, Allen Savory can not bring back 40,000 elephants, so he devoted his life to restoring world's barren lands, I was angry with my self for being a silent bystander to this conversation. Now I am choosing not to be like those in Peter Singer’s video, so I am writing to right my own wrong, you can find Don, and restore his membership status. Please do."

2)  From a Ted Member,  Allan   4 days ago: 
"Jimmy, are we done with all this Don bashing now?
I haven’t seen the comments from him because they've been deleted
but really, were his comments so bad as to warrant such a savaging from you? How do you know how he's feeling right now after that?
I don’t share his faith either, but he is flesh and blood like me. He has feelings like me. He therefore has my respect
- faith or no faith."

3)  These conversations can be seen at the following links


Tuesday, June 11

My Pilgrimage to TED Conversations

A Living Story of Lives with all their talking
It is a place to learn and get better.
A Cross section of Social interaction.

Come Back for my own notes as I travel
thru the Ted Village Conversations
June 11, 2013


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people who are following rules of etiquette. It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company.

Conversations are interactive because contributions to a conversation are response reactions to what has previously been said.

Conversations are spontaneous because a conversation proceeds, to some extent, and in some way, unpredictably. However, the scope of that spontaneity may legitimately be somewhat pre-limited for the purpose of expediency, e.g. a talk show or a debate.

Conversations follow rules of etiquette because conversations are social interactions, and therefore depend on social convention. Failure to adhere to these rules devolves, and eventually dissolves the conversation.

Conversations are sometimes the ideal form of communication, depending on the participants' intended ends. Conversations may be ideal when, for example, each party desires a relatively equal exchange of information, or when one party desires to question the other. On the other hand, if permanency or the ability to review such information is important, written communication may be ideal. Or if time-efficiency is most important, a speech may be preferable.

Saturday, June 1

Fathers Defend them!

Fathers !
Defend them!

Oldest existing men’s/fathers
support organization

Write to me, I'm a Great Grand Father,
just maybe you need me!
Donald John Wesley

About Loss of Family and PTSD-Depression and Being in a State of Love

“Families, are the basic unit of survival for the World.”
When our children were in their teens, [70’s] I would often sing songs, at the week-end supper table. I had always hoped they would join me singing, but they didn't. I was thinking about our future as a family, and Kindness, Awareness, and Emotions, and Being in a State of Love, and Denise and me with our family.
“Love-Mysteries” came into my mind  at this moment in the world. I'm thinking about the world-family and the trouble it is in! I think it wise, to consider how people are not joining  Terence McKenna & Rupert Sheldrake, in the numbers they should be!
My kids nor my wife joined with me to sing. They did listen, if they wanted the great meal that had been prepared, by their Mother. I think there is lesson with moral about living a good life here.
I am 10 years older than Terence McKenna & Rupert Sheldrake, and never smoking or ingested “funny stuff.”
But we should be listening, because these guys “are” the wisdom we need
Don Wesley
Write to me -
"These are the songs I sang at the time."

 "Song -  If You Go Away - Patricia Kaas"

"Song -  Frank Sinatra - If You Go Away

"Song - Ne me quitte pas – Don’t leave me

A Talk - Terence McKenna & Rupert Sheldrake
Forms and Mysteries