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(Issue #544) Themie


When we empower a person, group, or community to tell their story in their voice we help them share and add to their legacy. An online statistic caught my attention: 93 million times per day people snap a selfie. The … Continue reading

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(Issue #540) My Community Has A Sense of…My Community Struggles With….


Growth (professional and personal) benefits the community and the people it serves. Just as importantly, the growth can stimulate and sustain personal resilience. The concept of resilience—the ability to connect adaptability, recovery, discovery, and growth—has been getting a lot of … Continue reading

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(Issue #539) They Share. We Share.


Online resources have the capability to be symbiotic. In preparation for a webinar I will facilitate next month, I did an Internet search for “online resources for college students.” Google came back with nearly three billion. Billion. That’ll take a … Continue reading

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(Issue #538) The Package And The Person


Maybe if we focus on the person, we may come to see the packaging in a different light. “They’re nice but, you know, they belong to that political party.” “She’s a retired teacher. So cheerful. Just don’t understand how she … Continue reading

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(Issue #534) Physically Distant Yet Socially Connected


As you, your family, and community practice physical distancing, how are you nourishing the appropriate social connections vital to your wellbeing? We have been inundated with an updated vocabulary this year. Not necessarily new words. The context has changed. I … Continue reading

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(Issue #523) Giving, Receiving, and Gratitude


It could change the world for one person.  With all the dislocations and dysfunctions the pandemic has wrought, aren’t you encouraged and energized by the acts of graciousness you have read about or witnessed? Like the pizza maker sending 300+ … Continue reading

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(Issue #522) Reflecting. Learning. Appreciating.


And just like that, 2010 flew by. And so did 2011, 2012…2019…. On May 31, 2010, I ventured into the blogosphere. At that time, I had three goals: Experience a new(for me) aspect of social media (remember, it was 2010) Develop and flesh … 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 #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 #496) Thankful for Civility.


Civility does not mean we always agree. It does mean, though, that we accept each other’s humanity and dignity as a person. On March 25, 2012, I wrote “Is Civility Part of Your DNA?”. Coincidentally, it was post #96 on … Continue reading

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