Category Archives: Friendship

Exceed Expectations through Valuing Others

As a professional educator for 21 years, I have developed thousands of relationships. Some were short, some long. Some have been shallow, some deep.                        I have collaborated with professional … Continue reading

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A True Spirit of Christmas

On Saturday morning, December 22, 2012, our ten-year-old daughter opened the front door to our home and found quite a surprise.  With big eyes, high voice, and harnessed excitement she turned to her mother and siblings and said, “Come look! … Continue reading

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Peace, Compassion, and Love

The impetus and inspiration for this poem has come from the life and death struggle a friend and colleague of mine has been enduring for six years.  I had lost a young friend not so long ago to a similar … Continue reading

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A Sacred Promise: The Joy of Faith and Hope – Update

The final edits and the full interior layout will be submitted to my publisher, Mill City Press, on Friday September 30, 2011.  The production of the book has not gone as smoothly as I thought it would, but, nevertheless, we … Continue reading

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“This Is What Democracy Looks Like!”

As I stood near the Assembly Room on the second level of our state’s capital, a voice cried out from the floor of the Rotunda, “Tell me what democracy looks like!”  Thousands of Wisconsinites in a unified, thunderous voice responded, “THIS … Continue reading

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Polarizing our State: Wisconsin’s Budget Repair Bill

As the 14 Democratic Senators of Wisconsin have bought more time for their Republican counterparts to consume the Budget Repair Bill proposed by Governor Scott Walker, so, too do I have time for more reflection and one more post.  Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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And So This Is Christmas….

And so this is Christmas…. Time seems to pause, momentarily, on Christmas each year.  Amidst the rush of living, Christmas has a calmness that is unparalleled.  Children anticipating the day, adults scrambling to bake, buy, and beat the clock, for … Continue reading

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God’s Been Good To Me

I have been feeling somewhat nostalgic lately.  As 2010 comes to an end, I am nearing my 40th birthday in April.  The decade of my 30’s has been, in a word, amazing!! Desiree had a surprise birthday party for me … Continue reading

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Blogging…once again

It’s time to start blogging again.  In recent weeks I have had many inquiries as to why I have not been updating my blog.  First, I must say it is humbling knowing that people are interested in reading the blog. … Continue reading

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Parenting: The Most Challenging Role of Our Lives

I am the proud father of four children.  I sometimes wonder why I carry so much concern and worry about their emotional and physical well-being.  Is this what parenthood is all about? Recently, I asked my parents why they didn’t … Continue reading

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