Category Archives: Education

Childhood daze

I overheard some high schoolers’ discussions this morning, while we sat at separate tables and ate bagels. One girl began telling her classmates: “My mom told me yesterday there were special elections and that I could vote. Well, everyone there … Continue reading

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Hold your corner

I was riveted to the TV screen on Sunday evening. The Augusta Masters golf tournament was coming to a momentous close. I had just got back home. My legs ached, after standing on a pool deck most of Saturday and … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 33)–What price those peaches?

Markets. What else would warm the cockles of an economist’s heart? I was talking with someone the other day and let slip that I was trained as an economist. “Are you a Keynesian?” he asked. I laughed and replied that … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 31)–Can you help me?

The right context. The woman picked up the telephone and dialed the numbers slowly, trying to reach her bank. “If you want to continue in English, press 1,” she heard. “If you want to speak to someone about online access, … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 28)–I know you can do it

Coaching. My first-born asked me to go to watch her coach her under-11 girls soccer team at a tournament this weekend. As she said, it’s not often that all of the team is being watched by their parents. I thought about … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 27)–Highly deadly black tarantula

Collaboration. Beware if you ask for input: you may just get put into a difficult position. But, what fun it is to have no idea and then see how others’ ideas can be melded into a lovely looking tapestry. I … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 25)–Wonderful-Redux

I have to laugh. I let ‘And me, of course’ read the previous post on our way to school. “You could write a little more…maybe about growing up from birth to nine years old…,” she said. How interesting! She happens to … Continue reading

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