Monthly Archives: August 2012

Blessed Be the Teachers

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”–George Eliot They’ve styled their recent haircuts, donned their pretty new shirts and shoes, crammed their backpacks with all the essentials, and waited patiently while their teary-eyed mamas have … Continue reading

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Battling for Inner Peace Against the Sunshine Thieves

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been fortunate to do a lot of traveling lately, and in my travels I’ve encountered many breathtakingly beautiful locations–some of them intentional destinations but some of them also … Continue reading

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The Beauty that Still Remains

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” ~Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl The upcoming elections and the endless bombardment of negative campaign advertisements have certainly played a part.  The floundering economy, … Continue reading

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