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Endurance Self-Reg Style

The secret of life? To endure. If my memory is even somewhat accurate this was the ending of one of my all time favorite books, Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her quote parallels the sage advice I often … Continue reading

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Self-Regulation: Give Me 5!

The best part of retirement, which in reality has become semi-retirement, is having time to invest in things that/people who, matter to me. Flexibility to hang out with friends, family, and grandchildren in the MIDDLE of the day just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Oh That Christmassy Feeling

Can you feel it? The excitement, the buzz, the little bouts of extra energy. Yesterday we awoke to a shimmery skiff of snow glistening on our deck. This little amount of the white stuff was enough to bring┬ásmiles, laughter, shouts … Continue reading

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Community, Courage, Integrity, Excellence

Community April 30, 1978 Year three of university was complete. As always my dad provided a job for me at his millwork company. Every summer since turning 14 I was a vastly overpaid extra person in the office. Needing a … Continue reading

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On Keeping the Learner in Leader

A good friend lent me (although she may not get it back) the book, “Leaders Eat Last”, by Simon Sinek. If it’s not on your reading list, consider adding it. It’s reinforced, but moreso challenged my ideas of what it … Continue reading

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This AND That

What an inspiration it’s been to have attended two days of the Special & General Education conference in Seattle, Washington. Each session was a full day and I mean FULL! Thankfully I was able to grab a second wind for … Continue reading

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Dreaming Makes Progress

I have a dream. Actually I have many dreams. The problem is that I am far too pragmatic to allow myself to jump headfirst into the deep end and simply let those delicious dreams wash over me. And that my … Continue reading

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Advent: Anticipation or Angst

Advent: The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important. (The Free Dictionary) It’s in the air. The chill of the pre-Christmas season. It has a smell, a sound, a taste, a feel, a thought. Senses evoke delicious memories leading … Continue reading

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Redemption: What’s the Cost?

During summer break, while catching up on some long over due music listening, I downloaded a song, “Worn” by Tenth Avenue North. Long after the song was over the lyrics reverberated in my heart. Odd timing: life is good, I’m … Continue reading

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The Butterflies are Alive and Well

Do you have them? Are they swirling in your belly? Are they taking nose dives so grand they wake you during the night? If your answer is yes, you’re probably an educator in the fore-night of a new school year. … Continue reading

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