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Category Archives: Life lessons
At that moment they might not need to know how much I knowbut, rather, how much I care. The conclusion of a recent letter to the editor in the local paper caught my attention: “So I ask, if you see … Continue reading
A change in perspective might help us see variety, beauty, glory, and hope. “Not quite as vibrant this morning, was it? But it is always great to see. Never tire of it.” The observation came from a Parks and Recreation … Continue reading
What do you want to say to your Future Self? In 2012 I discovered a tool to help my students challenge themselves and then hold themselves accountable for that challenge. The site: FutureMe. In short, FutureMe allows users to craft … Continue reading
Do we have encouragement to be bigger, bolder, brighter, and better? Perhaps you have heard reports (like this one) of one COVID consequence: People looking for bigger homes. They no longer feel they can fit into their space. So they … Continue reading
Circumstances change. Does wisdom and the vessel of that wisdom change as well? Katherine Esty’s EightySomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness and John Leland’s Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year … Continue reading
A reminder that it can become too easy to say, “Oh, I said that. She/He knows it.” NOTE: The annual Renewal of Vows ceremony in Savannah, Georgia will be virtual this year. See the end of this post for a … Continue reading
Curiosity stimulates basic literacy skills, nurtures conversations, builds collaboration, and opens our minds to what could be. This past week, Atlantic Beach Elementary School (Florida) celebrated its annual literacy week. The principal reached out to a few people in the … Continue reading
“We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace.” ~Amanda Gorman As I read Tom Nichols’ The Death of Expertise, I thought back to previous posts on this blog about conversations, dialogues, and resistance bubbles. Nichols asks us to consider how we … Continue reading