On choice, second chances and making it count

It is easy to go through life wishing you had taken the other path, or made a different decision. We spend too much time holding on to the option that we rejected wondering if that would have made us happier, better, more successful, wealthier.  We sacrifice the ability to embrace this moment when we hold […]

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The Joy of Home

Maria met us at the back gate. She wore a sheer purple tunic over her bathing suit and in her hand was a glass with what looked like coca cola in it. The midafternoon heat was sweltering, and a cold soft drink sounded amazing, but she didn’t offer and I didn’t ask. We shook hands, […]

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the only way out is through

It was early May, and I was in the car on the way home from work.  When you work in a school, May is perhaps one of the busiest times of year, and it is also a time of celebration.  May means final exams, yes. But it also means prom, awards ceremonies, and graduation. As […]

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Inspiration from others, 2

From The hand that first held mine, by Maggie O’Farrell The women we become after children. We change shape, we buy low-heeled shoes, we cut off our long hair.  We begin to carry in our bags half-eaten rusks, a small tractor, a shred of beloved fabric, a plastic doll.  We lose muscle tone, sleep, reason, […]

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Inspiration from others, 1

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.  – Fulton Oursler The only way out is through. – Various If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now. – Master Shifu (Kung Fu Panda) Well done is […]

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