September 2011

A History Lesson

September 30, 2011

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Am I expecting enough of my children, preparing them to be resilient and strong? Or do I ask too much, and give too little, leaving them feeling lost and low? Paul Tough’s brilliant article in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine and yesterday’s Motherlode blog each explore an issue that has vexed me since the day […]

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September 6, 2011

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this. — Henry David Thoreau, cited on a million or so “Inspirational Quotations” websites   It’s […]

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