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 In the short essay “Can I Be Fearless?” by the internationally eminent organizational consultant, leadership trainer and teacher, Margaret Wheatley, available on the Internet at several locations, is everything I’m glad about what is happening with intention regarding the improvement of fear management/education (FME)[1] today—and, unfortunately, everything that is ‘wrong’ (distortive) with how we still…

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Michelle Obama Cares About the Role of Fear

I mean if Michelle Obama, now First Lady to Pres. Barack Obama in the USA, back in Aug. 2007 was feeling afraid, and they lived a very comfortable life, you can imagine what the vast majority of the American population was feeling. She spoke to supporters in rural Iowa in regard to why she and her husband agreed to go for the presidency:

"And as more people talked to us about it, the question came up again and again, what people were most concerned about. They were afraid.…

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FMning Blog Index (Titles by RMF) 2015- Sep. 15, 2016

After In Search of Fearlessness's Rise (1989)... Excerpt Posted by R.Michael Fisher on March 18, 2015 at 11:42am "Fearlessness" Blamed by W. Scientists for Increased Suicide Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 4, 2015 at 10:53pm E-W Dialogue on Fear With Desh Subba Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 18, 2015 at 6:31am Fear: Across the Disciplines -- My Book Review Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 18, 2015 at 6:38am Post-ISOF (Calgary) Small Group Reconnects Posted by R.Michael Fisher on…

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Conflictwork 101: Neo-Conflict Theory and My Graduate Years

Conflictwork 101: Neo-Conflict Theory and My Graduate Years  I would love some day to have a thoroughgoing and nuanced conversation on the nature and role of conflict. At age 47, in my masters degree (1998-2000) in Adult Education, at the Faculty of Education, UBC, I took it upon myself to deconstruct and reconstruct some major fault-line I was picking up in reading critical theory and critical pedagogy and the rise of criticality in the academy around everything. I loved these challenging and…

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A Foucauldian Interpretation of 'Fear': Role of Philosophy

This blog is somewhat (not all) heavy technical and philosophical stuff for most people. I welcome you to join the conversation. What if the very term "fear" was really not the best term to use for the phenomenon that is under investigation? What if Defense Intelligences (DI, for short) is the better, less polluted term? Therein my friends is a little controversial opening to consider...  I've put out a few forum ideas on the FM ning over the past year, and mentioned in one that I'd love to…

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Education, Bicycle and Divorce

[Before I share my dream from last night, which so well reflects my deep long contentious relationship with the field of Education in W. society (and my sense of marginalization);  I'll premise this with the other factor of 'me and my bike' (i.e., bicycle) which I have been pedaling since I was a kid--not the same bike of course, but I am close to my bikes and the art of bicycling without being dependent on CO2 dependent non-renewable oil reserves... as well, you ought to know probably my…

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 Introduction
 In the short essay “Can I Be Fearless?” by the internationally eminent organizational consultant, leadership trainer and teacher, Margaret Wheatley, available on the Internet at several locations, is everything I’m glad about what is…
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Limbu Desh Bahadur commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post 80% of Fear Discourse Focuses on 25% of Fear Reality
"very interesting. l appreciate method of anglic presentation."
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I think the following image here is self-explanatory, other than the fine details. So, I leave with you to ponder and feel free to start-up a discussion on the FMning. 
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I've just written and published a CSIIE Yellow Paper which I think gives one the most updated clarity on my work. I've attached it here. "Invoking Fearanalysis: A New Methodology Applied to Wicked Problems and Paradigm Shifts in the Anthropocene" by…
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R.Michael Fisher left a comment for Terry Biddington
"Cool title for your next book Terry. Your comments here, as well as in our trialogue "Education, Theology and Fear: Dialogue" (blogpost May 1, 2016) and Desh Subba's poster "The Fear of the Lord--that is wisdom" (Job 28) in his post Aug. 8, 2016, br…"
Sep 19
Terry Biddington left a comment for Terry Biddington
"Hi Michael. I'm glad to be a part of this community. Largely because, as I write in my upcoming book "Theology for Earthlings":
 “orthodox theology” –the way we have traditionally and routinely imagined and talked about the things of God– has alwa…"
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I mean if Michelle Obama, now First Lady to Pres. Barack Obama in the USA, back in Aug. 2007 was feeling afraid, and they lived a very comfortable life, you can imagine what the vast majority of the American population was feeling. She spoke to supp…
Sep 16
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After In Search of Fearlessness's Rise (1989)... Excerpt
Posted by R.Michael Fisher on March 18, 2015 at 11:42am
"Fearlessness" Blamed by W. Scientists for Increased Suicide
Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 4, 2015 at 10:53pm
E-W Dialogue on Fear…
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It is rare for me to find a transformative school, or school movement that seems like it really is what it advertises itself to be when looked at closer. It is rare when I get surprised there is a movement, I have never heard of (i.e., in North Amer…
Sep 15
R.Michael Fisher commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Toward an Integral Yoga of Fear
"See Sept. 9/2016 Blog as a follow-up to this one."
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Finally got to meet in the flesh this colleague (Four Arrows) after 10 years of collaborating online.
We met at University of Notre Dame, homeland of the Pokagon Band  of Potawatomi, at a conference Barbara and I attended "Sustainable Wisdom: Integr…
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I cannot help but see images of White Men ranting and explaining, and casting out their finger pointing 'wands' as phallic overdose 'solutions' to our problems...yet, contradicting themselves in  breeding, in their own ways, a "culture of fear"--of…
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