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With A Grateful Heart

Thank you so much for the recent donation of the snacks to our classroom teachers. We really appreciate your kindness and our children are already benefitting from this. It’s wonderful to know we have a partner within our community to help us make sure our children do not go hungry. Again, thank you so much for your generosity. What overwhelming generosity you have provided to our school. We have so many students who need a boost during the day and … Continue reading

One Hundred Seasons in Pursuit of Perfection

A month ago, Jerry Kramer was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio. Hailing from Jordan, Montana and playing for the University of Idaho, Jerry was a fourth round draft pick in 1958 by the Green Bay Packers. He played offensive guard for 11 seasons winning five world titles including the first two Super Bowls. Why the 82 year old had not been inducted before this is anyone’s guess. But being inducted this year has a … Continue reading

Epilogue: Lighting the Lamp

Last Wednesday marked the 21st anniversary of the passing of the “Saint of the Gutters” Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I shared a story about Mother this past week with a friend of mine as we were talking about the amazing impact that this tiny Albanian nun had on the world and that still resonates two decades after her death. One of the greatest honors that I have had in my life was the opportunity to have corresponded with Mother Teresa. … Continue reading

“In Honor of All Who Carved the Grandeur We Behold”

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer  with the last long weekend and the harbinger of the fall season.  But long before it took the meaning of the last cook-out of the summer, it held a deeper meaning for a much higher cause that began at the dawn of the industrial revolution. Labor Day was originally established as a day to honor those who toiled twelve hours a day, seven days a week to keep America running in the … Continue reading

Ask I See It: Quotation of the Week-7/16/18-Sir Winston Churchill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal.It is the courage to continue that counts.” Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Prime Minister, soldier, statesman, author, artist, historian, Nobel Prize Laureate

As I See It: Quotation of the Week: 7/1/18 John F. Kennedy

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) American Politician, Author, Naval Officer, United States Congressman, Senator, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Thirty-Fifth President of the United States, Iconoclast.

What So Proudly We Hail

With independence Day this Wednesday and in the spirit of July 4th and in the spirit of America, I thought this week’s closing thoughts should recognize some interesting facts about the holiday and our founding fathers who placed their lives on the line to establish our country. Here’s to all who have sacrificed their lives for freedom. July 2, 1776, was actually the day that independence was declared from Great Britain, as part of a resolution passed by Congress on that … Continue reading

As I See It Quotation of the Week 6/25/18 – James Russell Lowell

“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.” James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American Poet, Critic, Editor, Educator, Diplomat, Iconoclast

As I See It: Quotation of the Week 6/18/18 – Margaret Thatcher

“Don’t follow the crowd. Let the Crowd follow you.” Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) British scientist, chemist, attorney, stateswoman, author, Prime Minister, iconoclast.

Remembering the Hero of D-Day

Two weeks ago marked the 74th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles of World War II. On June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of France began at Normandy as D-Day and the courage of more than 160,000 young men who landed on the beaches by sea and air turned the tide of the war and liberated the German-held country. More than 9,000 Americans lost their lives in the battle, and the courage of so many of forgotten today … Continue reading