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(Issue #536) Inspirational Hatchling


It did not let a force bigger than itself keep it from its goal. It did not quit. A lesson taught. A lesson learned. ~Roxie~ In 2019, Roxie (my canine companion) and I came across a lone sea turtle hatchling … Continue reading

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(Issue #533) Find Your Wave: Ride The Crest


If I do not get into the water, I cannot ride the wave. And if I do not ride the wave I will never experience the exhilaration and view from the crest.  Ocean waves long have been the subject of … Continue reading

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(Issue #528) Writer’s Block? Probably Not.


There have been days when I felt like I could not even write out a grocery shopping list. Inspired this week by Anne Lamott. One a quote. And one a book chapter. First the chapter from her work Bird by … Continue reading

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(Issue #515) Marbles


That got me thinking about a mindset for saving money. Are we encouraged by punishment or reward? Is losing your marbles beneficial or detrimental to your forward progress? In this case, I use marbles literally, not figuratively. The authors of … 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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(Issue #481) No Parental Instruction Manual


They—like so many (all?) parents then and now—had to write their own parenting how-to guide.  A half century later, I am grateful. Today (August 11, 2019) marks the 50th anniversary of my father’s death. He succumbed, at age 56, to … Continue reading

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(#411) Perhaps, A Human Good Citizenship Test?


If only we treated our fellow human beings (citizens of the world) with the same dignity as the CGC expects of its participants. This past week Roxie and I passed the “final exam” for the Canine Good Citizen certification (AKC).  … Continue reading

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(#392) He Made Me A Better Version Of Myself


Charles, thank you for being there for so many of us. Thank you for reminding us of the importance of humility, hard work, personal fortitude, paying attention, listening, and mostly, being human. You made me a better version of myself. … Continue reading

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(#386) The Paddle Out


Sometimes we have to plow through rough water to find our happy places. The first part of each ocean kayak adventure involves the paddle out. Before I can enjoy the smoother ocean waters, I have to get through the breakers … Continue reading

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(#373) What Factors Affect Teaching Efficacy?


Teaching efficacy reflects the teacher’s belief that he or she can impact student learning. Video recommendation for the week. Let me reverse format this week and start with a video clip. While this post addresses “classroom teachers,” this topic (and … Continue reading

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