The Story of James Earl Jones Finding His Voice

I have not posted for awhile, not for a lack of topics, actually the opposite. My blog folder is over flowing with ideas to share. But the past week has been a long and difficult one and so I thought I would share an uplifting story to remind us all to keep moving forward, regardless…

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New Year’s Resolutions

Every time the calendar resets we are confronted with the personal disappointment of New Year’s resolutions soon to be unmet.  Often these resolutions revolve around topics that are less important such as wanting to be thinner, getting better grades in school, and making more money.  I’ve been there and I have done that and after thirty something years…

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One quarter down…three to go!

As first quarter report cards go home many students and their parents will be evaluating success in school by the grades earned and the GPA achieved.  STOP THAT!  Instead, students should be evaluating success by reviewing their personal academic goals. If you said you were going to procrastinate less did you? If you said you were going to participate…

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The Value of What We Own

It seems that we measure life by what we are able to amass, such as homes, cars, vacations, clothing, electronics… stuff!  I’m no less guilty than the next person.  For years I was able to buy new possessions for my apartment and improve the quality of my possessions.  But 30 days ago I put 90 percent of my possessions…

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Opening Day of School

So the first day of school does not compare to the first day of baseball…but it should. Forget the fact that school can be:                         Boring                         Stressful                         Time Consuming                         And often not the best way to develop skills, talents, and curiosity ALL TRUE WAY TOO OFTEN….but a story for another day….

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Why “Conformity Jails Freedom?”

It is an abbreviation of a John F. Kennedy quote; “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” Kennedy delivered these words during a speech to the United Nations in 1961.  His speech was memorializing the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld the 2nd Secretary General of the United Nations.  Prior to Hammarskjöld’s death Kennedy actually…

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