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Jan

15

2014

Jerry Falwell Library

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“Give me a lever long enough… and single handed I can move the world”.   Peter Senge

 

Today, I had the honor of watching the grand opening of the Jerry Falwell Library.  Being in academics, it’s amazing to see such a state of

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Sep

18

2013

Thoughts on Common Core

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As the debates seem to continue about Common Core Standards, I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the matter here.  This discussion is an attempt to explain the controversy rather than to push a point of view.  I prefer that our students and others think critically about these ideas

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Aug

25

2013

Sound of Feet

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I started becoming aware of this when I decided in my teen years that I needed to escape my family and four sisters fighting for a single bathroom and I moved myself to the basement bedroom.  It was next to the stairs and it sometimes seemed an earthquake was

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Jul

19

2013

Demolition Begins on School of Education

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It’s hard to not be sentimental when I see the various machinery and barriers closing in on the School of Education.  I imagine most of us from the School of Education would agree that it is a bitter sweet ending of an era.  

My family left Miami, FL

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Jun

19

2013

Random Thoughts on Being an Introvert

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I should start that folks are often shocked that I’m introverted.   When they think about it, I think it makes sense to them.  There’s a reason I’m always hard to find in person, why I’m fast on email and slow to the phone, why I don’t frequent the office

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Apr

24

2013

Fragrance of a Rose

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I write monthly devotional blogs for Women of Faith.   Because of the quotes that have been dear to me in my walk in faith, this one has been my personal favorite.  I wrote it a few weeks before the passing of Brennan Manning and it was published a couple

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Apr

4

2013

Ember and a $200 Deposit

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It was 2005, and I had already paid my $200 deposit for my first overseas trip to an orphanage in Kazakhstan.  But I had found out a couple months later that I was pregnant and I would be unable to go.  So I went to this meeting about the

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Mar

5

2013

Safe?

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Throughout my life there are those images left frozen on my mind.  Mental pictures that can always spark instant emotion.  Some are funny, well hysterical actually, others are pure joy, and then there is this one - one that leaves me with the rawest of emotions - sadness, frustration,

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Feb

24

2013

You'll Never Walk Alone

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This weekend Mom wanted to get Dad out of the house a little more as it's now been a few weeks since his open heart surgery.  Yesterday, at a middle school play where his granddaughter had a leading role, he seemed to be struggling a little and felt he

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Feb

5

2013

My First Valentine

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This past week has been a rollercoaster of emotions as my Dad had congestive heart failure that led to a four bypass heart surgery.  Thankfully, he is now home recovering.  I spent much of my time in the hospital contemplating my time with Dad, remembering good times and wondering

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