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Our Mistakes Don’t Have To Define Us

OUR MISTAKES DON’T HAVE TO DEFINE US All of us make mistakes. With grace and grit, we can learn from our mistakes. And then there are those of us who actually earn from our mistakes. That brings us to Bette Nesmith Graham, an executive secretary in the mid-1950s for...

Water

WATER Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Those famous words come from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 poem in which he describes a sailor who, stranded in the middle of the ocean, is...

The Hero’s Journey Begins with a Single Step

THE HERO’S JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SIGNLE STEP It is a step over the threshold – out the door and into a world that may prove to be dramatically different from the world being left behind. Crossing the threshold is the point of no return. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The...

So Big!

SO BIG! How long has it been since you’ve played the game So Big? The key component for this game is a small child – quite often a child who doesn’t yet even know how to speak. An adult will ask, “How big have you grown since the last...

Walking Through the Fog

WALKING THROUGH THE FOG In 1803, an English pharmacist named Luke Howard forever changed the way we talk about clouds. He helpfully suggested that clouds be classified into three groups. Layered clouds he called stratus.  Fluffy clouds he named cumulus.  And the high feathery ones he labeled cirrus. More...