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We Are All Travelers

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” — Herman Melville When we travel, we never really travel alone. Yesterday, my kids and I volunteered at the Tigard Public Library for a break from our winter break. Our … Continue reading

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Building Parent Child Relationships

“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.”  –John Crudele The relationship between two people can vary from moment to moment. Last night I sat in listened in on my son’s piano lesson. Then we went together to martial arts. At each event, I played … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have To Speak To Be Heard

“Everyone smiles in the same language.” — Author Unknown The language of smiles often speaks more eloquently than words. One month ago we welcomed Mariana –  a kind, quiet and ever-smiling exchange student from Madrid, Spain. Together, she and our … Continue reading

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1799

“Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them.” — Bill Kelly A few, but not all, things have changed in the last two hundred years. This was evident today as my daughter … Continue reading

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Shadows In The Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington D.C. is a town built on liberty. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln all stand tall here. … Continue reading

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Waffles

“You should eat a waffle! You can’t be sad if you eat a waffle!” — Lauren Myracle There’s a Waffle House every 4 miles from the Beau Rivage hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi to the nearest airport. It’s easy to see … Continue reading

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Do What You Can

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo da Vinci Alarm didn’t go off. Put on and wore my shirt backwards all … Continue reading

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