Confucius says…

Doing homework with your son has its advantages. Tonight, Sam’s homework was on the Analects of Confucius (Kongfuzi) c. 500 BC. Which meant, my homework was on the same. So we knuckled down into our studies and I had a blast reading this wise man’s...

National Day of Service

Among the many highlights of my Scouting years was river rafting down the Grande Ronde River. From fishing to bridge and cliff jumping, the Grande Ronde provided a lesson I will never forget. On the last day of our river rafting trip was a massive rapid known as the...

Empathy

Empathy Empathy is the ability to be aware of, understand, and appreciate the feelings and thoughts of others. Empathy is not relating or sharing commonalities. Empathy is being aware of what makes people different, and how and why people feel and think the way they...

Adrenaline

Who Needs a Brain When You Have Adrenaline? Let’s say you are about to speak in front of 250 people. You have prepared for this speech with great effort. You have every word memorized and you know exactly what you want to convey. They announce your name, you step to...

A Rock Star for A Day

For one day I know what it feels like to be a celebrity. Not the kind that creates a frenzy of thoughtless screaming and reckless behavior. But the kind that stems from sincere appreciation and gratitude. And the fan base is made up of First through Fifth graders at...
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