Blog # 13: Thanksgiving

I have been touched by several interactions that occurred during our recent trip through the Midwest. Our first stop, we had breakfast with friends. They recently moved to a new community. After several years in private schools, they enrolled their children in public school. They shared a story of their Read more…

Blog # 12: A Driving Lesson

Thus far, the great joy of my little blogging experience has been hearing from others.  Friends and family have shared personal experiences and thoughts. I have learned and enjoyed those interactions. Thanks! We have added several people to the blog over the last few weeks. My main theme so far Read more…

Blog# 10: Focusing Effect

In “Being a Proverbial Student” I stress the importance of gaining knowledge, understanding and hopefully wisdom. To those ends, I stress the value of ideas. The recent mass shootings, without disparaging the tragic nature of the events, create an excellent opportunity for understanding one very important idea for being wise: Read more…

Blog # 9: Context

Context Context is one of my favorite topics in my book “Being a Proverbial Student.” Understanding the context, or frame of reference, for each of our lives is an important factor in understanding ourselves. The context for how we learn information determines how we think, our attitudes, our opinions and Read more…