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Never Grow Up!

Grow? Yes, in all the ways that count. But “grow up?” Hmm, maybe we should rethink that. Gina Marinello-Sweeney puts it this way: “Maturity is so often considered to be synonymous with ‘adult.’ But I truly feel that maturity may … Continue reading

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Fierce Love

Thought for the Week I’m not a violent person. In fact, when I was studying method acting in college—the tap-into-your-feelings approach made famous by Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro—I had difficulty inhabiting a particularly violent role because I’d never … Continue reading

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Fatherhood and Beyond

Photo by Josh Willink Today is Father’s Day in the U.S. A day when I remember how imperfect my father was, and yet how good a father he was. Just as I know my children can say the former of … Continue reading

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Joyful Return

Photos: (Left) Daughter Beth and (new) Son-in-Law Sergio when they first started dating. (Middle) Princess Beth. (Right) Beth’s Wedding Shower So, my wife and I just flew home from California “and boy are our arms…” Oh, never mind. Our arms … Continue reading

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How to Be a Parent

Source: piximus.net “Before I got married, I had six theories about raising children. Now, I have six children and no theories.” ~John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (mid-1600s) Thought for the Week How to Be a Parent? The answer is … Continue reading

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When I Became a ‘Real’ Teacher

Originally posted on A Teacher's Reflections:
 ‘TheHundred Little Things’ The hundred little things- that’s what it’s all about, in teaching and in life.  It took me many years as a teacher to figure this out.  Thank goodness I had…

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Live!

Photo by James Wheeler Thought for the Week “I’m not telling you to make the world better…I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, … Continue reading

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Branching Out

Image courtesy of pexels.com My Featured Blogger this week is Kate Duff of A Thousand Bits of Paper. Australian writer and poet Kate covers a wide range of topics, both articulately and compellingly. But beneath all of her writing is … Continue reading

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What I Really Want for Christmas

My wife and I have reached that stage where we have to “share” our kids with their significant others’ families at Christmas. OK, OK, technically I suppose “their” families have just as much right to them as we do. But … Continue reading

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The Quirky Memoir Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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