Category Archives: Life lessons

(Issue #504) The Fragile Beauty and Randomness of Life


A terminal illness is a lens through which that which matters most can shift into perfect clarity. Anger and sorrow do not dictate my life. -Marina Pomare Kaplan- This past week our community lost an intelligent, bright, and giving soul. … Continue reading

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(Issue #503) Identity, Integrity, and Purpose


Start a movement within our ranks.  A Vaclav-Havel-type of reclaiming our profession from those who either don’t know about it or have lost touch with it. NOTE: I stumbled on notes from a talk I delivered to my teaching colleagues … Continue reading

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(Issue #502) Will You Dance Your Dance?


“Oh God, to reach the point of death only to find that you have never lived at all.” -Henry David Thoreau- With the beginning of the year comes the inevitable listing of ambitious goals. I have written about the difference … Continue reading

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(Issue #501) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2019


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. -Happy New Year. Scroll down to view my Gratitude Video to you.- While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I … Continue reading

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(Issue #500) 2019: A Year of Gratitude


NOTE: This week’s issue marks the 500th consecutive week that I have posted on this blog. That equates to about nine years and seven months. Or nearly 115 months. In keeping with today’s topic of gratitude, thank you for following, … Continue reading

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(Issue #499) The View from the Rainbow Bridge


As the dog looks back, she sees life as it was before she got to the bridge. Memories. Pet lovers embrace the concept of “The Rainbow Bridge” where person and pet will reunite in the next world.  The story has … Continue reading

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(Issue #498) 30-30-30-30-30-30-30


If you have no difficulty identifying, setting, and achieving goals, skip this post. I don’t want to get in your way. Pass it along to someone who can benefit from it. As I listened to someone speak about a big … Continue reading

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