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Isolated, Not Alone

It is tempting to believe that our present catastrophes are unique, when in fact many great writers have survived disasters—not only survived, but in fact were only able to write the books we now treasure because they had faced the horrors which taught them wisdom, grace, and strength....

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Back to School

I did something I honestly never thought I would do. Not because I thought the public school system was the cause of all things wrong with humankind; rather, I truly enjoy being with my kids. But after much consideration, listing the pros and cons, my husband and I believed it...

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Opportunity and Family

Confidence. Drive. Perseverance. Excellence. Support. Without further reading, one might think the stories to come are about an athletic experience. But would you believe these words refer to an academic experience at a top-50 public university? ...

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Children Feed off Ideas

The mind feeds on IDEAS. We all know that books contain an incredible storehouse of IDEAS from a great variety of individuals throughout history. Gilbert Highet stated it well when he said, “These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.”...

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