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Words to Ponder–Happy Fourth of July

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments … Continue reading

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Tenacity: The Greatest Gift?

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure; the … Continue reading

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Changing Ourselves

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot Almost everyone has dreams. People know what they want to accomplish in life, but far too many times, we’re sidetracked, swept off course, derailed. They … Continue reading

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Change is Real

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~ Albert Einstein This year, for the first time it seems, a class of American high school seniors has … Continue reading

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Limiting Possibility

“To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.” ~ Stephen Richards I’ve been thinking about students a lot lately. To be frank, it’s very rare that they are far from … Continue reading

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The Courage of the Every Day

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”  ~Edward Rickenbacker Every day I am amazed by the simple acts of courage I see all around me. Students entering a classroom for the … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Take Much These Days

“If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut A less than inspiring quote today, but inspiration also needs clarity of vision. One thing I admire about … Continue reading

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Try a Little Kindness

“That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” ~ William Wordsworth I’ve been thinking about kindness lately. I’m beginning to think that kindness is going out of vogue, and that makes me … Continue reading

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Cicadas on my Mind

“Do you know the legend about cicadas? They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because, when they were alive, they never wrote the poems they wanted to.” ~ John Berger The New York metropolitan area, where I … Continue reading

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Change in the Air

“Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.”~ John Steinbeck On this day in 1940, John Steinbeck won the … Continue reading

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