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The Power of Thought

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” ~ Swami Vivekananda   A brief post to ponder today.  Thoughts are quite powerful, so train them … Continue reading

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Sisterhood is Powerful

“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her … Continue reading

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The Power of Words

“Words… They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they’re no good any more… … Continue reading


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Power to the People!

“We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves.” ~ Aung San Suu Kyi When Aung San … Continue reading

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Back to Love

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”~Martin Luther King, Jr. This quote cheered me immeasurably today. I am feeling rather disappointed about my students. Today is the day I do final grades for a summer … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in Small Accomplishments

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” ~ Clint Eastwood. One hates to gloat, but one is so going to. A week ago, I thought I’d never … Continue reading

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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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False Democracy vs True Democracy

“False democracy shouts Every man down to the level of the average.  True democracy cries All men up to the height of their fullest capacity for service and achievement.” ~  Nicholas Murray Butler, American educator (1862-1947) Somehow this morning, my … Continue reading

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Fighting the fear

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then. ~~Thomas Carlyle I’m not so sure I agree with Carlyle. I’ve acted when afraid by just ignoring it. Conquer is … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a curious day

“You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”  The Fourth Doctor People who know me either online … Continue reading

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