November 2007

Comments

November 30, 2007

Blogs give you a great opportunity to get instant feedback on what you write. I love that feature so much. Getting comments on an entry is what really makes this whole experience worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who has made a comment here at some [Keep Reading]

The Price of an Education

November 29, 2007

When you get a loan to go to school, you don’t think about it much. I know I didn’t. I was happy to have the opportunity to go to university and teacher’s college. I love my job and would never think about going back and doing things [Keep Reading]

The Power of 3

November 28, 2007

Yesterday’s commonplace book quotation reminded me of a great book I read this summer. It was called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. In this book, he tells us that all of our problems in life are simply situations. How we react to these [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 11

November 27, 2007

“Is it logical that two people can disagree and that both can be right? It’s not logical; it’s psychological. And it’s very real. And unless we value the differences in our perceptions, unless we value each other and give credence to the [Keep Reading]

Why Is It About The Marks?

November 26, 2007

The first term of school is now over. My report cards have all been written and this week we will have parent-teacher interviews. I like the procedure my school has for handing out report cards. I haven’t seen another school do it quite this way, [Keep Reading]

Small but Significant

November 23, 2007

Who am I?The guy no one pays attention tothe guy who doesn’t fit intothe stereotypical image, you know,the one you’re used to seeing Who are you?Everyone elsefamily, friends, colleagues, nameless otherswho meander in and out,on their own agendas [Keep Reading]

It’s Gotta Be The Shoes

November 22, 2007

Grade 6 is when my love of running began. Mr. Smith was our gym teacher, as well as the track & field and cross-country coach. He designed great running courses in the very limited space available. I will always remember that. He made maps of [Keep Reading]

Slow Down

November 21, 2007

We live in a fast-paced world. It seems that we have little patience for most things these days. I think that we need to take time for ourselves. We need to slow down sometimes. If we get sick, we need to take the time to make ourselves better. We [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 10

November 20, 2007

“Much of our satisfaction in life depends on our skills in connecting with other people – skills of dialogue we might call them.” – Bonnycastle, Stephen. In Search of Authority pg 23 Connecting with people is a skill? Does that mean that [Keep Reading]

Negative Rights

November 19, 2007

I saw this program on television this weekend that mentioned negative rights – the right to be without something. Right away I thought about cell phones. In this day and age, is it even possible to be free of this communication device? I [Keep Reading]
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