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Rich Melheim
Stillwater*Aspen*Mumbai*Seoul* (And many places in between)
I help people think
Interests: Practical parenting, humor, neurology, educational systems designs, music, the arts, preschool, cartooning, animation, film, and searching for the meaning of meaning in a post-Gutenberg/neo-Google world.
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Memories from my first week of freshman college Philosophy of Government Class taught 40 years ago by Dr. Donald Poochigan at UND: DEMOCRACY STINKS Monday’s Lecture - Democracy stinks. What do the ignorant masses know about governing? Nothing. They are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Just move the "i" one notch back and your trials turn to trails. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
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Little artists are the best Little artists make a mess Coloring outside the line Makes it fun and makes it mine! So, Picasso, make that mess Little artists are the best Hang the canvas Pour the paint Call the masses... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Before we can make any difference for the kids around the world, we must first make a difference in the world around the kids. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
You gotta open the kid before you open the book. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
09 MV0066 Day of the Lord So we've got this Bible Song project going, see, and we wanted to find at least one scripture from every book in the Bible that one could learn - something that both represented the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
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I'm off to Mount Carmel Bible Camp tomorrow to test our first Cross+Gen FAITH5 camp. If you'd like to get your local/regional camp trained in how to do one of these things for the summer of 2015, have the director... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Here's a little lyric I wrote and handed to the brilliant Jon Anderson for a tune. He came up the the tune in about 7 minutes. We're on the F week and "Forgive" is our theme at the preschool incubators... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Here's a little "Magnificat" melody I wrote to help launch your season, arranged by Todd Ernster (Killer Hayseeds) and sung by Lauren Redpath. Enjoy. MV0082Magnificat Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
MV0065 Hear This Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
On the night my mother died, I lay in bed and wept—not so much in grief, but in thanks for all the marvelous gifts she had given to enrich and sustain my life. Mom planted many beautiful seeds in me—... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Here's a piece you can use on Sunday if you want to get people talking about the Boston Bombing, and help parents see the necessity of "Every night in every home" sharing of highs and lows. Download TheVoldemortEffect2Related articles Sleep... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
I experienced the future of Cross+Gen Sunday school last night at Lutheran Church of the Master in Lakewood, CO. 1. Tables covered with butcher paper and a box of crayons. 2. Cross+Gen groups starting FAITH5 by going around the table... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
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Beads of pearl strings Webs of silk Moonlight drops of Spider's milk Hidden ‘neath the Shallow sea God's still hand In mystery Under every shell and stone On the surface, deep in bone Every tidal gallery Art awaits In mystery... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
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I wrote a little song a while back from the "For as the rain and snow come down from heaven..." text for our Bible Song children/family curriculum (a themeset on the prophets that He Qi is currently painting) and handed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Interesting piece on sleep here that both backs up and slightly contradicts one core piece I teach on nightly faith encounters. They suggest you ONLY go to sleep when you are really tired. The consensus for children, however, is that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
If you have a book in you that you've just never been able to get down on paper, I have a plan for you that will get it out - and build a buzz - a year from today. Read... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
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Unless you are a public figure, the octamom or a Navy Seal, its harder to get an agent than it is to get a book publisher. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
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Feb 22, 2013
Don't Mess With the Clint Tyrant. Good title. Kinda has a ring to it, don'tcha think? Hmmm... better than a ring. I feel an epic poemetic bit a funk coming on: Tyrant, tirade, τύραννος Cruel controlling is his glower Hits,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
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In "Loving to Know" Esther Meek writes, "Rather than knowing in order to love, we love in order to know." There's another beautiful line that struck me: "We are born into someone's arms." I recall a psychology or sociology prof... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Play "Stump the Pastor" for the next six weeks. Tell kids "Next week, bring something from your house. Anything strange or unusual. Put it in a box or a bag. I will pull one random box out from among the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Enjoy the richness Christ lavishes upon you Savor the simple things And give yourself Extravagently away In at least one marvelous Unexpected way Before the sun sets Before the moon rises Fill your world with surprises Before you close your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
Loved the time piece on MINDSCIENCE by Annalee Newitz. Read it, then do some thinking/writing on how would you would suggest teachers leverage this knowledge to be more effective in the one-hour classroom with: With little children? (3-5) With elementary?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims
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Download TonyCampolo (Meaning) Part II Here's Part II of the interview I did with friend and mentor Dr. Tony Campolo on the meaning of meaning from a sociologist's point of view. Click the blue letters to hear and download it.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Dr. Rich's Melheimian Maxims