Morning Page 10/24/2021

10/24/2021 5:12 AM Morning Page.  I often lay in bed thinking about beginning the day’s Morning Page. When I sense having captured a paragraph, I get up, put the coffee on, beginning the morning. I am remembering my FCHS psychology class, first floor south west corner, where my project was building a table-top wood maze that I could demonstrate classical learning. My demonstration was to train one mouse to run her fastest time with few if any mistakes, then run her untrained brother, recording his much slower and mistaken prone run. I entered UND planning to become a physician but in my sophomore, year switched to majoring in psychology. My intent was to apply psychology to the study of leadership. I had just joined the Sigma Nu Fraternity, thinking here is where I can examine the psychology of leadership. My MBA was about the mechanics of business, however, the DBA degree, while still about business, allowed one to focus – mine was on organizational behavior and theory, with the dissertation titled Cognitive Complexity and Leadership. Fifty years on, still studying the topic of consciousness and effectiveness, can I write anything definitively on this subject? This is the test of a life well lived. I am not dead yet…

I have been re-watching the Freud TV Series a Netflix documentary film on Sigmund Freud this past week, again finding it interesting and motivating. When I was teaching, I would use such movies or parts of them to enhance the concrete learning experience. There are 8 episodes each named after a psycho-illness, the first episode is ‘Hysterie’, the illness of choice in Freud’s Victorian Era Vienna.  There are some rumpy-pumpy sex and sniffy-whiffy cocaine scenes to keep one glued to the monitor. Of course, as a documentary film, some artistic allowances have been allowed. I have searched and have not found such an artistic film on Carl Jung’s life. Of course, we have A Dangerous Method with this dream analysis scene, of both Freud and Jung discussing one of Carl’s dreams. Daughter Annah and I both read this book and watched the movie when she was studying psychology at NDSU. She is now studying for a masters degree in school psychology.

Just now my imaging self sees Steve Scheel Chairman of the Board Scheels in Conversations in Business Ethics sitting in the audience listening to Michael and Steven Scherling presenting The Arvid Scherling Business Ethics conversation. Here is an example helping us imagine us presenting The Arvid R. Scherling conversation: Anthony Daniels (Dalrymple) – Freud: Apostle of Freedom or Apostle of Enslavement? In memory of Sigmund Freud a poem. Steven Arvid Scherling

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Morning Page 10/23/2021

Dream: 10/23/2021I realize that working alone will take 50% longer to accomplish the work than working with a partner.

Associations: I have spent the last several Morning Page entries thinking about work with Michael and Manoj. Our past projects I have been hammering we get done. With other projects like expanding the A.R. Scherling’s NDSU Project and house cleaning, I am feeling stressed. I just remember Alan Watts saying “you need only wash one dish at a time” – okay got it. I sense there is a ‘thread’ to most effectively and efficiently entering into the writing ahead.

Amplification: I am re-reading Giegerich’s Dialectics & Analytical Psychology, reading Aizenstat’s newest book Dream Tending, and Trine’s In tune with the infinite which was written in 1897, where Billiette Scherling has printed her name in the 1947 50th anniversary edition. Monday I expect to receive Giegerich latest book, Working With Dreams: Initiation into the Soul’s Speaking About Itself. My Dreaming Self Project is shifting into overdrive! For starters Aizenstat suggests we “talk about a dream in the present tense. … talk about dreams using verbs ending in ‘-ing’, …remove all articles ‘a,’ ‘an’, and ‘the’), and write the names of the dream characters using capital letters. Here is this dream re-written: I am realizing that working alone is taking 50% longer to accomplish than working with partners.

AnimationDreams are All Around Us, with Stephen Aizenstat – Myth is All Around Us

Finally, I am re-reading Arvid Scherling’s books, Dogma of a Sinful Constitution and Its Practical Bearing and his Scherling-Baily Debate. I have just unboxed and shelved Arvid’s 23 volume collection H.D.M Spence and J.S Exell’s ‘The Pulpit Commentary‘. I am shelving our home’s rooms with books. Here are the AR Scherling Garage Books, far right case top two shelves are The Pulpit Commentary. One book case will be assigned to Fannie’s Teaching Chinese Project. “I am not worrying about tomorrow too much doing!”;

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Morning Page 10/21/2021

10/21/2021 7:05 AM Morning Page

Abstinence Makes The Belly Bigger GADFLY | October 16th, 2021 By Ed Raymond,[].

I did not want to begin this morning page addressed to my UND colleague again. He has not responded to my last emails and do I pick on little brother, who bless his soul, is often not much better. I finally decided to share my MP first with the FCHS Class– let’s see if they can find any energy to react. Here is the issue, I become envious this morning when I read Ed Raymond HPR column, wishing I could write so much as he does. Writing has changed from FCHS English & typing classes. Now we have Internet, Google, Wikipedia access just a click away. I often seek a deeper understanding of words like envious and will hyperlink them, read and study them in order to write a fuller and sexy essay – well, I am not sure about sexy.

Envy (from Latin invidia) is an emotion which occurs when a person lacks another’s superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.[1] Aristotle defined envy as pain at the sight of another’s good fortune, stirred by “those who have what we ought to have”.[2] Bertrand Russell said that envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness.[3]  Recent research has focused on envy in the workplace, considering the conditions under which it occurs, how people deal with it, and whether it can inspire people to emulate those they envy.[4][5]

In reading this Wiki definition I do not feel that I “wish that Ed lacks his superior quality”. I sense Ed is showing me what I want in myself. Of course, this is an important quality in a good teacher, which Ed is! The research reported in this definition was done in corporations studying “how people deal with envy, and whether it can inspire people to emulate those they envy”. And yes, we do know Kapitalism: Its Nature.

Interesting, this is what Ed’s writing is doing to me right now! The main point is how can Ed’s writing gift help me? Well, I will begin by reading these two references. And as Arnold says, I’ll be back. Wow, I just now experienced what is going on here this morning as synchronistic, []. I am sensing the concept of synchronicity is central to what is coming – I will need to re-examine it as a peak experience. Another look at the concept synchronicity is now needed.

Evans Ogden, Lesley (11 September 2021). “The two sides of envy at work”. Knowable Magazine. doi:10.1146/knowable-091021-2. Retrieved 13 September 2021.

Duffy, Michelle K.; Lee, KiYoung; Adair, Elizabeth A. (21 January 2021). “Workplace Envy”Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior8 (1): 19–44. doi:10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-012420-055746. Retrieved 13 September 2021

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The Great Game Afghanistan

Afghanistan: the Great Game (Part I)

Afghanistan the Great Game (Part II)

Art of Geopolitics Part 3: the Great Game

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Arvid Rudolf Scherling Christian Book Collections

I visited with John Halberg curator of NDSU Institute for Regional Studies last week and spent time just paging through the A. R. Scherling Christian Literature Book Collection – this was a peak experience. My grandfather’s NDSU books cannot be check out, can be read there, and several I will be returning to read. I asked about the possibility of creating the A.R. Scherling Speakers Series and was referred up the ladder. So, I attended on Tuesday 10/12 NDSU’s Wold Conversations in Business Ethics at Richard H. Barry Hall. This was the first time I had been in Barry Hall and took time before the conversation to walk through the building, looking through many door windows at students listening to a teacher – each classroom is named for a donor. There are no classrooms named Scherling, which would have required a family donation – I then sensed Arvid and Sophia whispering, quickly turned, seeing no one, I walked up the stairs and into the Richard H. Barry Hall room, to wait for the Conversation to begin.

The Wold speaker was Dr. Siri Terjesen, Professor & Associate Dean for Research and External Relations at FAU Business, who had been speaking in several classes – this appearance was not substantive to what I was expecting. She mentioned only in passing Adam Smith and his Invisible Hand – this was her only academic issue needing a comment and I began to outline it in my notebook as I listened. Here is what I asked Dr. Terjesen: “There is a scene in A Beautiful Mind where John Nash and his fellow colleagues are in a pub talking and a beautiful blond woman is looking at John from across the room. Nash then has an epiphany seeing that Adam Smith needs revision, in that “everyone in the group needs to do what is best for him/herself and also for the group. It’s the only way we all get laid”. Here is the scene from A Beautiful Mind on Adam Smith needing revision.

Siri responded that she was not good at remembering movie scenes but then went on to briefly outline the issue of the individual and the collective. I was not satisfied and thought to then suggest that maybe she needed to add Karl Marx to her list of preferred economists but thought better of this, besides I was sitting in 4th row directly facing her up on the stage with her nylon stockinged crossed legs and became disorientated. I next imagined sitting at the Bisson Turf with John Nash thinking about how we might have gotten laid!

I next discovered NDSU’s Menard Family Distinguished Speakers series located in the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth. I walked into Institute’s reception area and picked up a brochure, discovering again no Scherling name. I then sensed Orlando and Billiette’s disappointments – our ancestors were awakening to something amiss – after 100 Years of Scherlings in Fargo, there is no meaningfully significant tribute to our ancestors! There, did you feel that tremor – beware of your dreams in the night!

This bookcase photo is of Arvid’s books, not in the NDSU collection, was just assembled in what is sure to become a Fargo landmark, The Scherling Garage Collection. On top are 6 boxes, 300 books of Orlando’s Scherling Photo Book, which are being given away to each visitor as long as they last, and on lowest shelves are two sections of textbooks on global business. I suggested to brother Michael that there is a system of integration here needing to be realized! The effort to establish The A.R. Schering Lecture Series, would be much easier than expected, an infrastructure at NDSU already exists! The Scherlings just need to write a check! Steven Arvid Scherling

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Kapitalism on the Couch

In past issues of the HPR, I began examining Kapitalism with a learning model presented in The Mathematics of Faith and in the second essay Kapitalism on the Couch our psychoanalysis of Kapitalism began. The third essay, Kapitalism: It Nature and Logic presented the structural components of this economic/political system. The fourth essay Modern Times The University Factory looks deeper into Kapitalism’s logic. To continue our psychoanalytical study of Kapitalism, we will make use of a learning model by examining a personal experience of exploitation and alienation – central components of Kapitalism as it increasingly impacts our universities. The fifth essay Kapitalism’s Concept of the Self addresses how the system impact the concept of Self as in Self-Actualization. When I am asked to deliver a public lecture, I will use these past essays to build the presentation. The University Factory essay addresses universities failure to address Karl Marx’s alienation. These essays are dedicated my history teacher Bill Barney.

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The Billion Dollar Code

I watched Episode 1 of The Billion Dollar Code [] last night on Netflix at The Billion Dollar Code [], which is reviewed at The Billion Dollar Code, [], with this additional link The Billion Dollar Code []. Interesting, especially since I lived through this time buying my first PC in 1984.

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Hello God!

Hello God!

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Taliban Opens Fire On Protesters Raising Afghan National Flag NBC News Aug 18, 2021.

I addressed Afghanistan in a Blog Happy Thanksgiving Afghanistan and America which was posted on November 27, 2015.  So, today I opened this blog and re-visited Adam Curtis’s web site Thought Maybe, and decided it was time to re-watch one of his BBC documentaries, Bitter Lake (2015) which: “explores how the realpolitik of the West has converged on a mirror image of itself throughout the Middle East over the past decades, and how the story of this has become so obfuscating and simplified that we, the public, have been left in a bewildered and confused state.” The focus of Curtis’s documentary takes place in Afghanistan, however, now we are leaving this country to those we went in to destroy. This has to be a bitter pill for many Americans to swallow. I will re-read, re-think, and write what occurs to me after taking time to re-watch what is now a new unfolding experience. After all, it is about trying to learn from our experiences.

Bitter Lake explores how the realpolitik of the West has converged on a mirror image of itself throughout the Middle-East over the past decades, and how the story of this has become so obfuscating and simplified that we, the public, have been left in a bewildered and confused state. The narrative traverses the United States, Britain, Russia and Saudi Arabia—but the country at the centre of reflection is Afghanistan. Because Afghanistan is the place that has confronted political figureheads across the West with the truth of their delusions—that they cannot understand what is going on any longer inside the systems they have built which do not account for the real world. Bitter Lake sets out to reveal the forces that over the past thirty years, rose up and commandeered those political systems into subservience, to which, as we see now, the highly destructive stories told by those in power, are inexorably bound to. The stories are not only half-truths, but they have monumental consequences in the real world.

As I completed this blog and was preparing to publish it, a heavy rain poured down on Fargo relieving the drought! Synchronistic! TGIF! Steven Arvid

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Dream: 8/03/2021. There is a reception for funeral service being held at our home on 1422 South River Road Fargo. People are coming into the house and the living room; I am concerned and busy getting ready for the service, food and drinks for the quests. A second group of guests are now arriving at the front door and we are getting ready to begin. This is the room where my dream unfolds. The window behind me is the walk way into the front door that I see people approaching.

Scherling Family Christmas 1958, 1422 River Road

Associations:   I recently looked at this Christmas photo taken of the family in our living room where the dream occurs. I think this photo was taken in the fall of 1958, which I think would have been the first Christmas the family lived in this new house. The only funeral I can remember was of grandmother Amanda Skjonsby who passed away in January 1962. This photo of Amanda I had in a box of photos I have been working with. I took it out of its small gold frame and just scanned it, remembering her so very well. “I loved your chocolate cookies, Grandma!”

Amanda Skjonsby

Amplification: Grandparent is our Wikipedia entry to begin this amplification. I will work this up later. The United States Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents’ Day in the U.S. and, on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation.[16] Forget-me-not: The flower of the U.S. National Grandparents Day is the forget-me-not which blooms in the spring. As a result, seasonal flowers are given in appreciation to grandparents on this day.[17] I will begin reading this Grandparent Wiki entry to expand this amplification into animation. Today is August 3 and I will try to buy some forget-me-not flowers and take them to Riverside. I looked for Amanda’s obituary in the Fargo Forum, but did not find it – there is only Donald Skjonsby. I sense I have a copy and wonder if Michael has Amanda’s obituary or any photos of her. Oh, and of course – memories, brother.

Animation: Animation is a new name for what previously had been Amplification2. Reading Aizenstat’s book Dream Tending I now see what I had intended doing with this 4th element of dream analysis – is the idea of animation. I will be presenting my understanding of animation, bring it to tending dreams. What a dream to understand and incorporate this new element into. So, let us begin! I realize my posting today on August 3 is a synchronistic occurrence with the establishment of Grandparents Day on August 3. I will next address Progoff’s treatment of synchronicity, here is an earlier post on synchronicityanimation begins.

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