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Wendy Adams Mendenhall
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Wendy Adams, Founder and Creative Executive Officer of The Arts Organization was born and raised. Among her many accomplishments, are monumental moments of life shaping, decision making. “What are you going to do when you grow up?” “An Artist? Nice hobby – get a real profession” were the themes continually running through her life and helped refine what “An Artist” actually is.

She traveled a similar path as most of us. She graduated from junior high, high school, graduating Com Latté (vente size), and finished college with a BS degree integrating a wide range of life skills with an emphasis on Varietyology, known today as XTreme liberal arts.

As Founder and Creative Director, of The Arts Organization, Wendy’s passion is to help others recognize their own inner vision and to claim and share that Art.

Entries by Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Please Pass the Priesthood

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 8:50 AM

I learned the masculine and the feminine of each noun I used in English and French. Objects have a masculine and feminine in other languages, more so than in English. Who gave those things a masculine and a feminine? And why?

I grew up in a culture governed by one...

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The Fish of the 21st Century

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM

When I was young I had an aquarium. It sat next to my bed and held numerous communities of fish. Angel fish, goldfish, guppies, neons, black mollies, just to name a few. Every now and again, usually in the night, I'd hear a fish jump from the aquarium. An escapee...

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Trust

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 11:15 AM

2014-01-25-chiptrust.jpgWhile driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity.

Chip is a five-year-old dog. He was found in a shelter and taken home to an environment of love, appreciation,...

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Global Curriculum -- The World Village

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 9:40 AM

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101


"Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education."
-- Shimon Schocken


In this blog series, we've been exploring where we as a species have come from. We...

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The Seizure of Our Dis(content)

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 2:26 PM

"Bring new eyes to a world or even new lenses and presto, new world." -- John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

2014-01-22-Window.jpg

Years ago, one of my children came upstairs and talked about his little brother's nightmares. They shared a room...

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The End of Retirement

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 10:16 AM

2013-12-19-Jeffsclockimage.jpgOk before I go further: I have not yet retired, have no intention of retiring and have never understood the concept of retirement.

With that said, I have seen the "benefits" of what is attributed to retirement. I am the...

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A Global Faculty - Co-evolutionary Teachers Collaborating With Evolutionary Technologies

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 7:30 AM

Fifth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101


"A teacher affects eternity; {they} can never tell where {their} influence stops."
-- Henry Adams

A DIVERSE PORTFOLIO OF KNOWLEDGE

2013-09-25-Teachersandtechnology5.jpgWith the unveiling of a long awaited...

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A Timeless Measure of Success

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 6:45 AM

2013-08-24-Screenshot20130823at6.28.13PM.pngShe called us just before the holidays and said she wouldn't be home for Christmas. Some of the family members were openly amazed she'd "do that" to the family. What was she thinking? Certainly she knew better than anyone that the holidays...

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Visitors of Social Networks: Media, Mindnets and Gaming, Oh My!

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 12:08 PM

Fourth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101

"We don't have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it." ­-- Erik Qualman

SOCIAL NETWORKING THROUGH THE AGES

"America at the mid-century should be the golden age of...

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The World at Our Fingertips or It's Getting Under Our Fingernails

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 12:49 PM

Third in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101


"The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow."

--Bill Gates

The question The Edge.Org asked in 2010 was, "How is the Internet changing the way you think?" It's a great...

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What Do We Know? Really?

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 2:34 PM

Second in the series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101


"All things are possible until they are proved impossible -- and even the impossible may only be so, as of now."
-- Pearl S. Buck

THE GAME CHANGERS COMETH

Now, we are going to look...

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The Rock of the Elders

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2013 | 1:45 AM

Have you noticed we're all moving towards becoming elderly or elders? What's the difference?

2013-06-22-dadshands.jpg I'm helping care for two elders. In their 90's, they are still teaching me. They share their lives with me in vulnerability. As they struggle with...

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Cleaning the Blackboard

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 12:05 AM

First in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101

"What do you see on a {clean} surface?
Nothing, I replied.
And what could you draw on it?
Everything.

-- Elizabeth Haich, Initiation

Cleaning the blackboards was something we did as students. It was a real...

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Education Unplugged 101

(3) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 5:48 AM

Welcome to Education Unplugged 101.

For the next 12 weeks, you are invited to participate in this major renovation, rewiring, rewriting, and revolutionizing of education. You are participating in the writing of history, as we focus our collaborative spirit towards one of the 21st century's most challenging issues - education.

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WYSIWYG

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 10:32 AM

Third in the Series -- Education in the 21st Century

I've only been to a couple of 3D movies so I haven't purchased my own personalized tortoise shell Havana pattern frames yet. The few movies I have been to, I kept peering over the rims to see if I was...

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The Piece Movement

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 11:21 AM

I don't know about you, but when someone opens a 500 piece puzzle, pours it out on the table and says, "Let's begin ..." I first have to look at the big picture on the front of the box. Once I can get an idea of what the big picture...

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The Dangers of Being Tamed

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 11:37 AM

We ask ourselves, "What will I do next?" when one stage of life transitions into the next. In music, a transition is a sudden, unprepared modulation -- which is a change of key.

Life in the key of see.

It started early one morning when I went...

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The General Congress of Women: Let's Rock the World

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 3:08 PM

Many of us, men and women, are aware that our system isn't working. The resignation to the idea of there being "two sides" permanently gridlocked has become the current persona of our system rather than "one nation under God."

The time is here for women to join with men...

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Education for the 21st Century -- A Universal Plan

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 5:04 PM

First in a Multi-Part Series on Education for the 21st Century

Who Will Teach Our Children? Or ... Who Will Teach, Our Children?

We look to the past hopefully to learn. We sift through its contents to find the gifts and morsels of information left. We see what we did,...

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Wanted: Jobs 2013 and Beyond!

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 7:57 PM

Two years ago I asked a friend who worked for Wal-Mart if I could apply for a position I thought all Wal-Mart's, for that matter all businesses, could use. She said she didn't think they were hiring. That wasn't what I had asked.

Often companies themselves don't see what...

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