Monthly Archives: May 2012

Make Lunch Hour Meaningful

“Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right – it holds my golden time! “ — Oliver Wendell Holmes Today I took the afternoon off so that I could teach Art Literacy at my daughter’s school. … Continue reading

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Feedback Not Failure

“There is no failure.  Only feedback.” — Robert Allen I’d like to give a shout out to my fellow members of Silicon Forest Toastmasters. When my power point presentation failed miserably today, not only were they able to look past all … Continue reading

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Every Thank You Has Value

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” — Norman Vincent Peale Tonight, as I changed the Conestoga Middle School reader board for the umpteenth time this year, I … Continue reading

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Yesterday We Were Parents

On this Memorial Day, my hat is off and my heart goes out to every parent of a soldier who didn’t come back. Thank you. © 2000 by Michelle Keim, Commander of Royersford VFW Post 6341 in PA. U.S.S. Cole … Continue reading

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A Visual Gift – Chihuly Garden and Glass

“I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” — Dale Chihuly If you’ve ever been to the Space Needle in Seattle, you no doubt remember that old arcade and the rickety … Continue reading

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Quirky Thoughts

In my opinion, Seattle’s beauty doesn’t lie in a sweeping skyline or other grand features. It lies in the small, quirky things accentuated by all the public art. In that spirit, here are a few quirky thoughts about the nuances … Continue reading

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Being There

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson Every parent knows the value of being there for their children. Every parent also knows the value of that special one on one time. Just a mom and … Continue reading

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Gray Skies. Sunny Outlook.

“Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger. “ — Saint Basil We in the Pacific Northwest are used to rain. It comes in a … Continue reading

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One Big Mistake Volunteers Make … And How To Avoid It

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” — Anthony Robbins Volunteering your time is … 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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