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It’s the Equinox! Happy Spring!

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” ~Henry Van Dyke     Today is the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere, … Continue reading

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Can’t Always be a Good Egg

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on … Continue reading

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A Goodbye and a Resolution

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” ~Hans Göran Persson As I sit here getting ready to say goodbye to 2013, … Continue reading

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Still Relying on Hope

“Hope is a risk that must be run.” ~ Georges Bernanos Ask any professor: the end of the semester is not the time we associate with hope. I look at students and despair: I haven’t taught them enough, they haven’t … 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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Frustration Factor

“Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” ~Antonio Banderas Banderas isn’t know as a philosopher or a thinker, but he’s obviously got a beautiful point here. How true that is! I really would not like this blog to be about … Continue reading

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Sowing What We’ll Reap

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”~ Robert Louis Stevenson The more I read Robert Louis Stevenson, the more I love him. Lately the world has been a discouraging place, and then … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for April 20, 2010

Looking backwards to see where you zigged when you shoulda zagged is a waste of time. Just readjust from where you are and keep going. This was a tweet I posted today, and I thought it was pretty good advice, … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for July 27, 2009

You grow up the day you have your first laugh–at yourself. ~~Ethel Barrymore According to this definition, I am quite the grown-up. Barrymore was a member of the famous Barrymore-Drew acting family, some of whom were known as much for … Continue reading

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Affirmation for June 29, 2009

I can handle this. No problem. Today’s affirmation is simple to the point of silly, really, but often just telling myself I can handle what life throws at me helps. We can handle whatever life throws at us. We might … Continue reading

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