Tag Archive: courage

9/12-The Morning After

Yesterday was a day of remembrance—for many the worst day of their lives. The pain of a nation was embraced as we took a mental journey back to that day on 9/11 while we watched television and read stories of others’ losses. Ten years later, we still think of it as the most terrible day […]

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Courage is a Step Away

Life Brings Unexpected Turns A slight young woman stood in front of me with her blond-streaked hair swaying back and forth as she talked. She was energy in motion. Her hope-filled eyes drew my full attention as she related her story. She was working for the weekend as a referee at the World Championship Bunco […]

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How to Deal With a Double Whammy

I was moved to tears last night while watching the DVD Freedom Writers. OK, I confess, I cried all the way through it. Erin Gruwell, landed her first teaching assignment in a racially-torn high school riveted with drugs and violence. While this could have been a worn-out movie script, there was a freshness to the […]

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