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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The Hero We Need

It is a simple phrase, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” that the Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch uttered 29 times in response to every reporter question during his five minutes on the podium for Super Bowl Media day. But it was a phrase that provoked in me a visceral reaction. Here is a player…

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Heroes

I am an avid sports enthusiast.  I love a hot summer day of baseball, I love the smell of fall and football, I love how soccer is the common language of our globe, I love the mental and physical courage of two tennis players as they enter hour 4 of their match, I love the stories of commitment…

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No Excuses

It is now late September and here is a small list of challenges high school students are confronting. -Due dates for the first essays, projects, and looming tests. -PSAT, SAT, ACT, and college admission process. -Tryouts for sports teams, club officer elections, auditions for a chair in the music and dramatic arts program. -Parents who seem disappointed no…

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Cutting off your nose to spite your face

Perhaps you have heard of the phrase “cutting off your nose to spite your face”.  The exact origin of this phrase is not know but it is believed to have come from the actions of St. Abbee the Younger, mother superior of the monastery of Coldingham, Scotland.  Here is her story according to Britannia Biographies: In AD 867, the seven…

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