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Valentine’s Day Message

“Is this the day we’re supposed to love each other the whole time?” My daughter Elena asked me this when she was six years old.

Nine years later, the answer remains, “Yes! And then do it again tomorrow.”

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May you all love and embrace someone, something, or yourself a little extra today (and tomorrow and the next day and the next…)  Happy Valentines’ Day – Infinity!

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Making Time for ME in the New Year

Winter break ended on January 2nd, 2019, and upon returning to my high school classroom, I tore away December from my school-year desk blotter. Whew! That was a hectic month. I felt cleansed to get the overbooked page into the trash and see the clean face of January.  

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It’s a Wonderful Life: Christmas Classic Inspires Teens

I have been showing Frank Capra’s movie, It’s a Wonderful Life to my middle and high school English students for twenty years. This is a Christmas classic that many kids have never seen, so I feel privileged to be in a position to share this with a young, impressionable audience. I realize the timeless value of this film, it’s powerful messages, and thought provoking characters and can’t imagine a Christmas season without it.  

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