Category Archives: Life Lessons

Critical Thinking

In the news this week, a grade 8 teacher in Texas was suspended for asking his students to list the positives and negatives in the lives of slaves.  Outrage filled the land (and the parents), resulting in much flapping about. … Continue reading

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Lives #4 Update – Susan Grows Up

[This is a follow-up to the fourth in my “Lives” series, “Anne’s Secret”, published three years ago.  As with all of this series, the basic story is true.  I’ve changed the names, and some of the details, so that the … Continue reading

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Parenting

WARNING:  This article may contain twists and turns that you were not expecting. I was in a very nice restaurant with three friends, having dinner.  It was about seven o’clock, maybe a little earlier.  Because the place was full, we … Continue reading

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Lives #12: A Star

[This is the twelfth in a series of stories about interesting people I’ve known, called “Lives”.  I don’t know whether you would call it non-fiction, or fiction.  I’ve changed the names, and some of the details, so that the individuals … Continue reading

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The “Lives” Series – Every Person is Interesting

Everyone has a backstory. Continue reading

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Lives #10 – A Happy Life

A Happy Life Continue reading

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Lives #9 – So How Would You Have Reacted?

This is a story about Jeanne. Jeanne’s story encompasses her whole life, really, but even she would acknowledge that her husband Bobby’s death was a turning point.  Many things happened before and leading up to his death.  Some of them … Continue reading

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