Is It An End of An Era…

“It’s the end of an era!” The valedictorian emphatically proclaimed. This was her culminating statement after a lengthy historic tribute to her classmates. The speech leaned hard on anecdotes and inside jokes that spanned the educational life cycle of preschool up to this penultimate moment. It’s great when significant moments of transition are benchmarked with …

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Mad At Me…

With a pained look on his face he said, “I’ve never really had people mad at me and then subsequently dislike me.” It was hard to hear his anguish, but even more so to see how significant the revelation about not being liked was having on his entire being. In my experience the first time …

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Clarity and Accountability

“Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work; a future. To be courageous is not necessarily to go anywhere or do anything except to make conscious those things we already feel deeply and then to live through the unending vulnerabilities of those consequences. To be courageous …

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