May 27 , 2017 /

REMEMBERING

May 29, 2017 The Greek word anamnesis sometimes translated as remember, means simply “not to forget.” It is often translated as “memorial sacrifice” which is how this American holiday was set aside to be celebrated the last Monday in May. The intention is to honor the men and women who died while serving in the

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April 10 , 2017 /

HOLIDAYS (in 55 words)

From the original “holy days” and retaining The meaning of holy which is “set apart.” Each holiday is apart from the others that remain Ordinary and routine, while the holiday is imbued with Special meaning and some kind of elegant celebration. These are days that give homage to Light, to beliefs, to beginnings and endings.

April 2 , 2017 /

HONORING HEALTHY SCHOOLS

Who knew that Tuesday, April 4, is National Healthy Schools Day?   I heard it on CBS Sunday morning news on April 2 and rather soon thereafter sat down to offer up these thoughts.   Since I spent the majority of my career working with schools, especially quite a few of the 130,000 K-12 schools in the

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March 10 , 2017 /

WHETHER THE WEATHER

I’ve been a weather watcher for as long as I can remember, probably starting as soon as I could walk for I would hear something like, “You can’t go outside because it’s raining.”   So I would just walk to my boots and raincoat, point to them and some reluctant, but willing adult, parent or grandparent,

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December 25 , 2016 /

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Most of us know how dependent we are on basic utilities, things like electricity and fuel and, depending on the weather, appliances for heating or cooling and cooking. We may not be aware of how dependent we are until we don’t have them. When some, or all, of those fail to perform as expected it

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December 1 , 2016 /

Some Seasoning for the Season

We received a voice message the other day from a grandson who said “it would be really nice if I could get the Christmas countdown for the computer”. What he was referring to was that he had not yet received his Advent calendar for this year. My wife hustled quickly to Jackie Lawson’s web site

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