Tag Archives: Whitford Middle School

Thanks For Being You

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy As the light peeked out upon the final day of school before Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius To the Whitford Summa 2012 graduating class of 8th graders, my son’s Zachary’s class … As you move into high school, if I could somehow magically speak for all of … Continue reading

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Advice For The Unemployed

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.” – Harry S Truman When you’re jobless, it’s easy to turn inward, blame yourself, feel like a failure, and have no other desire … Continue reading

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Why I Saw Mulan Four Times

¬†“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus My twin daughters were … Continue reading

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Daily Choice

“Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.” – Denis Waitley As parents, we have a daily choice. We can choose to get involved in our kids’ schools. To be on the parent-teacher … Continue reading

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Looking Adversity In The Eye … And Smiling

“The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” – William Shakespeare,¬†Othello Chatting with Arturo, you’d never know that he just closed his business. For good. As we talked last Sunday on a very large, warm Oregon sand dune, watching … Continue reading

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Marching Towards The Future

“Time marches on.” – idiom Every day is a march, an unrelenting march towards the future. Every birthday marks a milestone on that march, an indelible notch marked along the side of the path on which we tread. Today, my … Continue reading

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