Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Spirit for All Seasons

When I was much younger a grocery store sold only groceries. Pharmacies were small, privately-owned stores that sold only medical products. And the department store in town sold clothes, shoes, household items, and costume jewelry. Today, every store tries to … Continue reading

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Up, Up, and Away

Since it is Graduate Recognition and Teacher Appreciation Sunday, I got some balloons to mark the occasion. [Let them go and watch as they drift upward]. Today is Ascension Sunday. Ascension Day was on Thursday, 40 days after Easter. We … Continue reading

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The Art of Improvisation

Creative. Innovative. Willing to try new things. When Jean-Claude Killy made the French national ski team in the early 1960s, he worked harder than almost anyone else to be the best. At the crack of dawn he would run up … Continue reading

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Chopping Down Icicles

In the book The Gospel According to Peanuts, one cartoon shows Linus and Charlie Brown walking past Snoopy. It’s a really cold winter day. Snoopy is shivering in his doghouse. A large icicle hangs over his head. “Let’s cheer up … Continue reading

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