Side-Stepping Violence

Side-Stepping Violence

I was never very tall, even as a kid. When I was in 8th grade, I had to go to a middle school for three months before beginning high school. One day I was in a music class. Being shy, I sat near the back of the room, which was like a miniature auditorium with stadium...

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Thinking about Deception

Thinking about Deception

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” ― Noel Langley, the Wizard of Oz Someone called my 90-year-old mother-in-law claiming to be her grandson.  He wanted her to wire him some money. The need for senior citizens to protect themselves against scammers is a...

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A Storyteller’s Tale

A Storyteller’s Tale

I tell personal stories in many of my essays and blog posts. Yet, there is something about telling a story to an audience that appeals to me. People pay attention when you say the words “let me tell you a story.” After I told my last story before an audience on...

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The Dark Side of Expertise

The Dark Side of Expertise

“… science in general can be considered a technique with which fallible men try to outwit their own human propensities to fear the truth, to avoid it, to distort it.” Abraham Maslow, 1966 Expertise has two dark sides. The first is what others think of...

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Can We Capture and Express Wisdom?

Can We Capture and Express Wisdom?

In his article “Aphorisms,” John Stuart Mill said, “There are two kinds of wisdom.” The first, he said, “depends on long chains of reasoning…The other is that acquired by experience of life.” And he adds, it is "....drawn by acute minds in all periods of...

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My Odyssey in Reaching for Calm

My Odyssey in Reaching for Calm

1. My Odyssey. When I am in trouble, I reach for calm. When I need to be alert, I reach for calm. Calm is not only associated with a state of relaxation. It is also a crucial ingredient for managing troubled waters. When you are in the clutches of fear or...

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My Mission

To explore the unknown through modeling. To understand the modeler’s inner world and external behavior as he or she models. And, to communicate it all with stories.

Pascal is a master modeler, who has modeled physical phenomena, satellite motion, and the behavior of people, organizations, and corporations. Learn more...

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