This morning began as most school day mornings do—the kids and I shuffle half-blind with sleep down to the kitchen, where cereal is chosen and milk is poured and requests for lunch are made. Then there are the 2-3 admonishments to “Finish your milk!” “Eat the yogurt!” “Don’t leave the banana peel on the table!”, … Continue reading
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It is the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and here’s a sobering thought for you: with the exception of a handful of 8th-graders, none of our students were born when September 11th happened. And for those few 8th-graders who were, they would have been just infants themselves, with no recollection of…
The lovely people over at Bright Drops have compiled a list of Dr. Seuss quotes that can change the world. At the very least, they provide a pretty nice blueprint for life. My favorite? Check out the Bright Drops website for 36 other amazing Dr. Seuss quotes, as well as other uplifting and life-changing mantras from … Continue reading
Today is the Feast Day of St. Augustine, and while I don’t normally pay too close attention to Feast Days of Saints, other than my favorite Saints, I came across this clever blog post from Father Mark M Osa: 8 Reasons Why Augustine & The Confessions still Matter. I like St. Augustine because his story … Continue reading
While trolling Pinterest today as part of my marketing job (Gosh, I love my job!), I came across this pin: It almost made me cry. What a beautiful list of wisdom. And honestly, as I read through them, I realized that I could certainly use a refresher in some areas. “Show your loved ones your … Continue reading
This quote from an ancient Greek historian is never more apt than when you read the stories of real American heroes. (And I’m not talking about GI Joe). Check out the Center of Military History and look through their archive of Medal of Honor winners. Read the citations, such as those of Cpl Jason … Continue reading
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Lent is fast approaching! Have you already been considering what you want to give up? Will it be chocolate? Fast food? Or perhaps Pope Francis has inspired you to give up the gossip. Sacrifice is one of the hallmarks of the Lenten season, and it’s one part that our children…
This is a repost from last year, but my sentiments haven’t changed, so I didn’t feel the need to update my words. Like our parents before us, who can tell you down to the detail where they were and what they were doing the day JFK was shot, most of us know where we were … Continue reading
I don’t know what it is about the summertime that makes me nostalgic. But this is the time of year when I am most reflective and introspective. I suppose it’s because so many of my childhood memories involve searching for perfect sea glass and exploring the rocky outcroppings that separated the private beaches from the … Continue reading
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