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Dance with My Father

I have been blessed to have been surrounded by many strong men during the years that have helped me grow and become the person I am today.  These people include my Father In Law, my Grandfather in Law (just call him Granddad), my son’s Godfather, my favorite uncles, etc.  None more important though than the […]

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A Time to Lead, A Time to Follow

Too many captains sink a ship. – Namibian Proverb This is the saying from a calendar on my desk from yesterday.  Given that I am a few days behind on turning the pages, I just saw it today.  But as I read it, I was stuck on it…reading it over and over again.  Six very […]

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Excuse me…Am I Killing Your Blessing?

Things are not going right in your life.  You feel like Charlie Brown – a storm is constantly over your head following you or your just down all the time.  You go into your quiet place to think and you come up with what you believe is the solution.. I have people in my life […]

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly

There are several analogies given to demonstrate improving your self-image, or developing those around you… 1.  Going from Caterpillar to a Butterfly 2. Going from an ugly duckling to a Swan 3.  Making lemons out of lemonade They all say the same thing…Believe in YOU, Believe in Others!  Have confidence that you are here with […]

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Are You Doing Enough?

Sometime after my workout I will grab the jump rope and go at it for a few minutes (I’m not as young nor as light as I used to be.)   One day while jumping rope, an older gentleman (around late 60’s, early 70’s) had climbed off of the Treadmill and began watching me.  I was […]

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The Day after the Resurrection…Now What?

Jesus died on a Friday….was dead on a Saturday…and rose with all power one Sunday morning.   We all heard some form of those simple words on Easter in church and we shouted and celebrated.  Then we got up, walked out, and went back to our normal lives.  But is that the end of the story?  […]

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Do You Really Want to Win? (#11 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #11 – Do You Really Want to Win? Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses the experience of driving to win.  Even in the classroom, the teachers need to have a concept of winning in order to obtain success and results.  But doing what it takes to win (hard work, effort, extra time […]

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Coasting Along (#10 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #10 – Coasting Along Synopsis: Dr. Duncan reflects on teachers who are content to “coast along.”  They do not have a goal to succeed themselves, let alone their students.  They strive to let recess go a little longer, let their students run rampant, or give worthless assignments.  He challenges […]

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Creating a Permanent Underclass (#9 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #9 – Creating a Permanent Underclass Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discussed the important role that teachers have with students.  If teachers, educators, families, etc fail to educate the students, they are in a sense creating a “permanent underclass.”  This references the people on the impoverished end of the economic system.  Education […]

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Quote for the Day: Kurt Vonnegut (Respect)

Mark Twain, at the end of a profoundly meaningful life, for which he never received a Nobel Prize, asked himself what it was we all lived for.  He came up with six words which satisfied him. They satisfy me, too.  They should satisfy you.  ‘The good opinion of our neighbors.’

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