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Emotional Maturity

Tweet Many years ago I had a friend whose son was getting ready to go off to his freshman year of college. We drove him up to Dartmouth. Her intention was to stay up there for three days to help him with the adjustment and get settled. During the five hour car ride there, he […]

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SELF-CONTROL, THERE IS “NUN” BETTER

Tweet Going to a Catholic grammar school for nine years had its benefits. We had to wear uniforms so there wasn’t any clothes competition. We went to church all the time so we got some formal spiritual training. You couldn’t even think of using profanity because you thought the nuns read your mind and would […]

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Society Has Lost It’s Wisdom

Tweet Parents need to teach their kids everything. There are no assumptions in this world;  None. Society has lost it’s focus and believes that children will learn about  money, friendships, relationships, and marriage on their own. We are so caught up telling our kids what not to do that we have forgotten that we have […]

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The First R Of Academic Success: Respect

Tweet I was driving in my car one day and was staring at the five bumper stickers that were on the car in front of me. One of the bumper stickers made a lot of sense, it said, “If you can read this thank a teacher.” I never had to be reminded of this when […]

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I Fight Authority And Authority Always Wins

Tweet As a young boy I always had a fear of authority. I don’t mean the police, I mean adults other than my parents. There was always some authority figure who was correcting me in the community or in school.  Since my father was the owner of a pretty popular bar in a very small […]

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I Don’t Care Who Hears What I Say: A Haunting Attitude

Tweet Many years ago a wonderful friend of mine asked me what the smallest part of the body is. I was very young and probably very stupid at the time and I responded with “Duh, a finger.” He commented to me, “No it’s the tongue.” He also said to me that although the tongue is […]

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Can You Handle The Truth?

Tweet One of the things that I’ve noticed today in society is that everyone has a problem with the truth. I don’t mean we walk around lying all the time, but we are always afraid of hurting someone’s feelings or becoming entangled in some sort of confrontation with the person we are speaking with or […]

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The Bricks In The Wall

Tweet THE RELATIONSHIP CONNECTION Two teachers were talking in the hall sharing information about some of their more challenging students. “I don’t know,” said one teacher “I have tried everything with Tom and nothing works.” Behavior modification, extra gym time, phone calls home, parent conferences, restrictions and rewards, it almost seems useless.” The other teacher […]

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How Does It Feel To Be Alone

Tweet Victims of bullying today spend a great deal of time alone. Oh, when they are in school they are around hundreds of other students but in the recesses of their own soul they live a life void of any real emotional contact with others. Fear of hurt keeps them from connecting with others. This […]

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There Is Something Happening Here

Tweet What is happening here? Listen to the words. It’s 1967.  Anything different today? The inter generational tendency at work again. War, and protest. Bullying for sure. Not spoken of like today. Everyone was bullied back then. The end result for turning our back on it is what we have today.  A society that is […]

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