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The Teacher I Am

If you’ve been on Facebook or Instagram at all in the last five years, you MUST tell me you have seen those teacher videos.  You know, the ones where the teacher stands at the door to the classroom as the students enter.  Where the teacher greets each student with a special handshake, hug, dance, or …

“Daring Greatly”…or at least “Daring Well”

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and …

A Champagne Confession

“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.” -Epictetus Confession. Yesterday I drank mimosas.  Plural.  Maybe eight of them.  Okay, honestly, I didn’t count, but it was definitely more than is reasonably acceptable.  Mimosas are happy drinks.  They have bubbles.  They are a cheery yellow color.  …