Foggy Notions

by bryan prosser

I like to explore where curiosity leads me.

Hello and Welcome.

I’m Bryan Prosser, Host and Senior Writer at Foggy Notions.

Here I explore things that both fascinate and trouble me. Hunting for words to describe what I think I see and vaguely understand, within a shrouded world of wonder and tragic mystery.

It’s an effort to keep and kindle my own hope, and maybe yours, in this disenchanted age.

It’s also a place for me to be playful, poking fun at myself and others who are in danger of laughing too little.

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Stinky Stuff

Everything in life, taken and stirred together, effects our future. Positivity alone will not feed a thriving and sustainable life. Salvaging our negative experiences is part of the whole. There are lessons there. Manure makes good fertilizer. The stinky stuff is as important as the perfume. Use it to grow

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Dragging The Best Forward

2022 is a wrap. What are your learning goals for 2023? Mine are characteristically too many, so I’m trimming them down to those I can commit to with genuine intent. I use questions like these to guide me. – What deep learning did I gain this year that I can

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The Best Is At The Bottom

The best way to get to the top is to begin at the bottom, and stay there. Anyone who has ever reached the top of their game will tell you that it was the set of values they began with that got them there. So, staying at the bottom means

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Toward An Authentic Education

No quote has arrested my attention more in the past four years than this one from Parker J. Palmer. “Authentic teaching and learning requires a live encounter with the unexpected, an element of suspense and surprise, an evocation of that which we did not know until it happened.“ In the

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Influence of a Forward-Looking Teacher

In the Fall of 1977, I received the American Farmer Degree at the annual Future Farmers of America Convention. That would have never happened if one forward-looking teacher hadn’t sent his best student representatives to my junior high school to recruit me in 1972. Mr. John Silvia, my high school

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Restorative Time

The joy I have of being an #entrepreneur is having the freedom of #time . The time to think. The time to explore. The time to be silent. The time to create. Time is not all about doing. About being busy. It’s not all about production. Or about maximizing efficiencies. Time has to be #restorative as

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