Tag Archives: Learning

Find Someone To Teach

October 3, 2016

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“The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” Annie Dillard You are an expert in something. Seriously. You are. I’m not talking PhD/TED speaker/Professor categories, but more […]

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Finding Perspective

September 27, 2016

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Have you you ever heard of a Lepidopterist?  How about an Entomologist? Well, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History employs people whose job it is to understand insects, moths, and butterflies. There are people who curate over 80% of the world’s bird species and millions of samples of minerals. The collections are MASSIVE and the organization […]

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Ode to Elementary School

May 25, 2016

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Line up. Raise your hand when you want to speak. Avoid cafeteria corn dogs. Put your name on your paper. Sit as far back in the bus as possible. Criss-cross applesauce. Keep your hands to yourself. Recess keeps you sane. Field day is the best day of the year. Nine things elementary school teaches. Standard(ish) […]

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What are you doing for the next 30 days?

May 24, 2016

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy The next 30 days will come and go, but will you learn anything new? Will you have new adventures? Will you conquer any fears? These ideas inspired one man to find out by trying new things, one 30-day segment at […]

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Do you ever feel the benefit of loneliness?

May 12, 2016

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“Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln never saw a movie, heard a radio, or looked at television. They had ‘Loneliness’ and knew what to do with it. They were not afraid of being lonely because they knew that was when the creative mood in them would work.” Carl Sandberg Have you ever […]

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How to identify the Eeyore in yourself

April 14, 2016

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“‘Good morning, Pooh Bear,’ said Eeyore gloomily. ‘If it is a good morning,’ he said. ‘Which I doubt,’ said he. ‘Why, what’s the matter?’ ‘Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.’ ‘Can’t all what?’ said Pooh, rubbing his nose. ‘Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go […]

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Find a miracle today

March 14, 2016

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When it comes to being inspired, you can walk through the world in  only a couple of ways; either be impressed or bored. You can pay attention to all that is amazing or decide you have better things to do with your mental capacity. Maybe you have something to worry and fret over. Perhaps you […]

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Three Steps to Battle Insecurity

March 10, 2016

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“You might want to go ahead and donate that outfit to Goodwill?” My friend said this to me (in as nice a tone as possible) about an admittedly “tired” dress, and it surfaced a classic insecurity for me – namely, my fashion sense. I pin my specific clothing “vibe” on my laissez faire So Cal […]

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3 Lifelong Learning Habits

February 11, 2016

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Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.  ~Alexander Pope A number of years ago I asked my daughter the standard, “what did you learn in school today?” question.  She thought about it a second and remembered: “Oh!  I learned all about  “digraphs” “Um – What?” I replied. […]

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The Writing Process

January 27, 2016

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“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” Jack Kerouac Words come and go. Fits and starts they flow. That won’t work. I don’t do rhyming. Thoughts feel real only when they are In the air, on the page, A R T I C U L A T E D. […]

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