We learn through conversations. I share my perspectives and welcome responses from those who agree and disagree with me. This is what I am thinking about. What are you reflecting on?

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Walking into any woods I clear my mind, refresh my soul and emerge more focused. In Japan they call this forest bathing. I reflected on this concept while watching a new film, An Above Average Day, about two local men who’ve climbed 400 mountains. Ray O’Conor ...

Peace is Coming

“Peace is coming because the people are making peace.” I saw this banner when I joined the antiwar movement as a Vietnam Veteran. It gave me hope. I wanted peace for the Americans I left behind, all civilians, our allies and those we fought. Americans came ...


“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” – Emma Lazarus

About Ed

Ed Murphy Portrait

Ed Murphy has a long history as a leader in public policy, organized labor, economic and workforce development.

He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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