Category Archives: growth

Looking Back on High School

How did I get here? As my life ramped up to graduation day, the desire to just GO FAST, to feel the wind race past you with out knowing if you were running towards something or away. To just GO. … Continue reading

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A letter to my son on his graduation

Dear Chase, Congratulations on your high school graduation. Where to begin? All the years come suddenly to this moment and I am proud, I am thankful, I am emotional, I am nostalgic. And there is in me the dawning realization … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on turning 50

A few weeks ago I turned 50. Wow, how the hell did that happen? When I was in high school and college, 50 seemed so…old. When I turned 40 it was, “I’m just 21 with 19 years experience” Now even … Continue reading

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A letter to my son on his 18th Birthday

Dear Chase, Today you become a man. At least you are the legal age of maturity according to our society. You have waited patiently for this day and I am sure you wished you had time for a big celebration. … Continue reading

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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking — Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness. Not … Continue reading

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Landslide

Have you listened to a song a millions times but all of a sudden really heard it? I am sitting at the island in the kitchen writing an article. My earbuds in listening to what ever iTunes brings me. My … Continue reading

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The 12 Movie ‘Bests’ of Christmas¬†

There are so many great Christmas movies that it’s hard to know where to aim your remote at this time of year. Between classic Yuletide favorites, films whose Christmas segments have turned them into seasonal fare and an explosion of … Continue reading

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