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Reflections On Camp

“Camping: nature’s way of promoting the motel industry.” — Dave Barry After 3 days with 120 middles schoolers at camp, here are a few random reflections, in no particular order. ‘Camp’ is a four letter word. But then again, so … Continue reading

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Double Duty

I volunteered to help setup for a band contest at Whitford Middle School. I watched as the band director ran through her list, sending volunteers out to do various tasks. Then, when everyone was busy, she jumped into the fray … Continue reading

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It Takes Desire And Persistence To Excel, Not Talent

“Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel.” — Mary Kay Ash This morning, as I posted the information about an upcoming talent show on the reader board … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 351 – It’s Always Better When Grandma Is Here

“A house needs a grandma in it.” — Louisa May Alcott Grandma Zona flew in from Kansas last night. Even though a tornado didn’t bring her, I’m sure in some ways the Portland metro area must seem like Oz to … Continue reading

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