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Are Your Kids Smart Enough?

A school teacher recently lamented to me the use of cell phones, iPads and other electronic gadgets by her students in class, despite the fact these are not permitted. She’s

from inside the car, view of state trooper’s car behind, on interstate shoulder

We trust that we will accept and handle the consequences of our decisions, and we can teach our children to do the same.

tired of being the classroom cop. She’s also tired of trying to teach children who are sleep-deprived in part because of the time they spend with their electronic gadgets.

I suggested to her that she stop playing that role and instead take time to talk with her students about responsibility and show them that she trusts them to make the right choices for themselves.

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I am not a fan of HallowThanksMas – retailer obsession with rushing us from one holiday to the next and the buy, Buy BUY! messages that rival the shouting of Wall Street stock traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

glass and plastic bottles and boxes, cardboard boxes, other refuse

We choose whether our holidays are about consumption and a hollow ‘thanks much,’ or use the time to renew relationships.

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3 Irrefutable Truths About Life

I had dinner with a friend of mine earlier this week and she had some words of wisdom that I want to share with you. Here’s what she said:

  • We’re all flawed.
  • We’ve all made mistakes.
  • We’re all going to die.

And then she asked me, given these three irrefutable truths about life,

vast expanse of the canyon and the rock walls, early morning skylight shines on east-facing walls, other walls remain dark and drab

The walls of the Grand Canyon spring to life when touched by the sun, just as our relationships glow when we shine our attention on them.

really how important is whatever you’re worried about right now? How important is the question you wanted to ask me?

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