Monthly Archives: March 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 96 – It’s Still About ‘We’

Title 1 school funding requires documentation of parent involvement. Created a summary of the 4th grade engineering project I did over the last couple months and sent it to the school. Also gave a speech, whose message I hope was … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 95 – Pain Of Rejection

The middle school DI team is meeting again tonight. As I drove home tonight, I saw a guy buy the sign with one of those ubiquitous cardboard signs. Homeless vet. Down on luck. I rolled down the window and asked … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 94 – The Ever Shrinking World

Picked up trash in the neighborhood. I didn’t see much trash when I started, but I still managed to fill a trash bag. Also played a game of Pit with the kids tonight. When one is very young, the world … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 93 – Give And Take

Both Destination Imagination teams advanced to the state tournament. Tonight will be the first post-tournament meeting at our house. Seth Godin writes that there are two things which can be taken that benefit everyone, initiative and responsibility. While this blog … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 92 – A Summary Of Giving While Traveling

Did the post-vacation grocery shopping for my wife and cooked some chicken with feta cheese for the family dinner tonight. Vacation’s over, but the memories will live on. The memories of giving while traveling will also live on. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 91 – Pass It Along Again

Another Pass It Along. We drove back from San Francisco today, with an audio book being the best time killer. After we were done with the cd’s, we put a note on it saying to please enjoy this and pass … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 90 – Pass It Along

In San Francisco you can buy something called a City Pass. It gives you access to several museums as well as to Muni (buses, street car and trolley). We bought City Passes, but since we’re leaving tomorrow and our passes … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 89 – Give Yourself A Project

Another night at the hospital with my son. He’s done so well, they released him earlier today! We spend most of our day reacting to things. Bills, emails, customers, deadlines, traffic, and phone calls. But the things that need our … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 88 – Cultural Changes And A Hospital

My son had an emergency appendectomy last night. My wife and I stayed up all night with him through surgery. As I sit around a pediatric hospital tonight, I’m heartened to see the other fathers that are sitting with their … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 87 – The Difference Between Rich And Poor? Three Blocks

I asked a homeless man how he was doing. He said “Hungry.” So I gave him some In-N-Out burger gift cards I had bought earlier. As I sit in the lounge of our hotel tonight, I’m reminded of the disparity … Continue reading

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