Thought of the Day
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.
- Vance Havner
A little motivation to start the week!
- William Haley
Have you ever been so overwhelmed with pride that it takes a second to collect your breath? A few months ago, I received news that Mrs. Julie Lima Boyle was honored as the teacher of the year for the state of Rhode Island. This is special to me because Julie and I studied together in London many years ago and forged some amazing memories.
She jokingly called me “Cool J,” and though she’s not Italian, I remember how she taught me (with a perfect Italian accent Continue Reading…
As every past generation has had to disenthrall itself from an inheritance of truisms and stereotypes, so in our own time we must move on from the reassuring repetition of stale phrases to a new, difficult, but essential confrontation with reality.
For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Mythology distracts us everywhere.
-John F. Kennedy
Apparently Alex has been studying Pirate culture recently. Tonight’s conversation with my kids:
Me: Hey, guys. Daddy bought a light-rail ticket in Denver last week from a machine. Guess what kind of change the machine gave back to me?
Me: Nope, dollar coins. But you definitely get points for a creative imagination, dude.
My kids are forever finding ways to blow my mind.
My 8 year old son has developed a nickname at shcool: Fro. See the picture and you’ll understand why. We woke up early this Saturday before heading out to watch a local triathlon and this conversation followed our morning hugs and kisses.
Me: do you want to take a shower before we leave?
Alex: Do you have any hair products?