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It starts with one…

It starts with one…

“I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung.” - Rabindranath Tagore The STORY Many consider it to be the best work of one of the world’s greatest composers. During its premier in Vienna in 1824, theater...

Best Super Bowl EVER

Best Super Bowl EVER

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson The STORY When Atlanta scored another touchdown, increasing their lead 28-3 midway through the third quarter, I rose from my chair. “Well,” I said...

Your Ulysses Pact

Your Ulysses Pact

“I can resist everything except temptation.” -Oscar Wilde The STORY Forewarned by Circe, Ulysses (also known as Odysseus) devised a plan that would enable he and his crew to sail onward without succumbing to the Sirens’ seductive song. He plugged his men’s ears with...

I’d never seen my teacher cry before…

I’d never seen my teacher cry before…

Something was up. I’d never seen my teacher cry before. I was in first-grade. Speculations regarding HOW it happened are still circulating. Was there a ‘second shooter’? Did Lee Harvey even fire a rifle? Was there a broader conspiracy? What’s known for sure is- it...

Sprinting Through the Louvre

Sprinting Through the Louvre

It was our first trip to Paris, and the Louvre topped the list of places Suzette and I wanted to see. I’ve never had patience for standing in lines, or “queues,” or appreciated being bunched into a small herd following a funky umbrella. So- I went online and arranged...

Entitled Older Guys ‘Cutting in Line’

Entitled Older Guys ‘Cutting in Line’

Mind the GAP…Mind the GAP…Mind the GAP When riding the tube in London, the phrase Mind the GAP has a very specific meaning. And it applies to a very specific action- stepping on and off the train. After all, if you don’t pay attention to the “gap” between the platform...

Pushing on a Rope

Pushing on a Rope

I can tell you exactly where I was sitting when I read, “I learn as much from students like you as you can from me.” Those words were written across the top of my 9th Grade English paper under a large circled “A+”. I got lots of “A’s” in school, especially in English,...

Let Go of the Leash (Redux)

Let Go of the Leash (Redux)

With great power comes great responsibility. The more power you acquire- the more responsibility you inherit. And as responsibility goes up, so does your need to control…right? WRONG. Highest and best efficiency comes through the spontaneous cooperation of team...

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