Courage and Resolution

"How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them." ~ Benjamin Franklin Of all the words that come to mind in relation to personal faults, I can't imagine that "ownership" would top the list in the minds of most people. The majority, I imagine, would claim …

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Power of Personal Influence III

Awakening into an increasingly expansive awareness of one's surroundings as well as one's own influence on the world is one of the greatest joys in growing up. Life, in this sense, is an ever-expanding spiral of scope and influence, beginning with the small seed of potential and ending in a glorious culmination of a lifetime …

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Your Tomorrows

"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" ~ Benjamin Franklin How successful have you been at employing your talents in relation to your friends, family, associates and beyond? No matter what you have or haven't done in your life, what you've completed or left undone, you still …

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What is education?

"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life." ~ Plato The transition into the 20th century was a watershed event for both medicine and education. Over the course of a few decades, medical education and the system of primary and secondary education employed in our nation relinquished their classical …

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The Happiness of your Life

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." ~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius The quality of your thoughts is the one thing you have control over at the end of the day. The world around …

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Buckle up! The Parenting Adventure Begins.

"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live." ~ John Adams I received a picture the day before yesterday of my newest niece in a car seat, on her way home for the first time in her life. Born to loving parents, I have …

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Be Ye Therefore Perfect. Seriously? Seriously.

My youngest son (4 years old) passed the weight test to climb the 24 foot rock wall at the Atlanta Zoo (40 lb. minimum) the day before yesterday and he made a bee line for the top, rang the bell and belayed down. He never hesitated, he remained focused on the goal and he never …

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