Clyde Durnen

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Clyde Durnen
Posted 9 months ago
What living artist would you love to collaborate with?
Actress Thandie Newton had a wonderful talk in 2011 called "Embracing otherness,embracing myself". I think today's youth could really benefit from the powerful message in this inspirational talk. I would love to plan a world tour of different schools and spread this message to children who struggle with their own identity and have trouble fitting in to their social surroundings.Perhaps collaborating on a self-help book and exploring this area in more detail, we could also reach the adult population and even more children as well. Golda Meir said "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement". Thank you James, for a stimulating conversation, this is great motivation for all to pursue our own fulfilling experiences.
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Clyde Durnen
Posted 9 months ago
Let's talk about humor
Laughter sometimes really can be the best medicine. Patch Adams MD, uses humor as a tool for healing.He believes that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process and therefore, true health care must incorporate those aspects of life.Additionally, Dr. Adams adds to his training as a physician his experience as a street clown. In working with health care and mental health professionals, he explores the relationship between humor and therapy using his unique blend of knowledge, showmanship and "hands on" teaching techniques. Dr. Adams says, "I interpret my experience in life as being happy. I want, as a doctor, to say it does matter to your health to be happy. It may be the most important health factor in your life." His story was told on the big screen in a film released in 1998 titled "Patch Adams" and was played by actor Robin Williams.
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Clyde Durnen
Posted 10 months ago
How do we fix the sprawl?
In Pittsburgh Pa. the Roberto Clemente Bridge is closed to vehicular traffic on Pirates' and Steelers' game days, providing a pedestrian route to Point State Park,PNC Park and Heinz Field. This is a great feature as it eases some of the traffic congestion. Architectural lighting was added in 2002 and it's also the location for fireworks on Light Up Night.
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Clyde Durnen
Posted 12 months ago
How can newspapers survive the web
Yes we desperately need energy alternatives,but we should consider how much energy the internet saves us.Online shopping means you can buy stuff from your home without driving somewhere, meaning more energy savings. Online maps let us find our destinations easier with less driving, too. Then there's the fact that email lets us send messages and documents without requiring a fossil-fuel vehicle to physically deliver that information. So the Internet's share of energy use should certainly be contrasted with the amount of energy it saves.
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Clyde Durnen
Posted 12 months ago
How can newspapers survive the web
Maybe newspapers shouldn't survive.I'm no tree-hugger but according to greeningofoil.com,It takes 3,900,000 trees to print a years worth of Sunday editions of the New York Times.Every day, Americans buy 62 million newspapers, 44 million of which are thrown out. Over the next decade, it is projected that Americans will throw 10 million tons of newspapers straight into landfills.With this kind of environmental impact,I'd be happy to get my information,coupons,advertisement,comics and crosswords from the digital world instead of harming the world that we and future generations need to survive.
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Clyde Durnen
Posted about 1 year ago
To what extent can an idea be unique?
I'd say for anything to be,have been or become,it must first exist in some way and if the Big Bang is the reason that anything exists,has existed or will exist at all,then ultimately it is the creator of anything that ever was,is or will be.
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Clyde Durnen
Posted about 1 year ago
To what extent can an idea be unique?
According to Nobel Prize Winner Roger Sperry it's the right side of the brain.Hormones produced from glands in our endocrine system act as neurotransmitters,these nerve cells transmit information to receptors in our brain,they're made up of atoms and these atoms were created as a result of the Big Bang Theory or some other creation of the universe.I guess what ever created our universe would ultimately be responsible for where any idea unique or not comes from.