power in words and pictures


When Everyone’s a Winner, We Lose

In a word, we may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I’m as good as you has fully had its way. ~C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters “You won!” I congratulated my great-nephew after our race across my brother’s yard.  I suppose I could have tried a little harder, but I am forever trying to […]

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Getting Ready for Tomorrow

“If you had duct tape, you were prepared for anything.” ― Annie Barrows, Ivy and Bean Make the Rules Replacing the side-view mirror would have been the easiest fix, but it would have taken money that could be used for more important things.  Removing the damaged mirror would have left the driver unable to see […]

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Can War and Peace Exist Together?

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” ~Ronald Reagan “Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind. ” – John F. Kennedy Peacemaker is possibly in a dictionary somewhere with a picture of my face beside it and […]

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Passing the Baton Means Letting Go

“In relay racing, there comes a great disappointment when those who are supposed to receive the baton to get to the finishing line do not get it from those who are supposed to hand off the baton.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah “The Millenials” (born from 1981-2000) are as talked about as any group today. Millenials must be […]

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It’s Our World, Where Will We Stand?

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”― Albert Einstein Evil people are a reality.  There are evil people who are also someone’s children, parents and even grandparents. There are also good people who are someone’s […]

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When will we say “Enough”?

“Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” ― Zack W. Van “If you wear that to school, you deserve to get beaten up!” “Listening to that kind of music, you’re gonna get yourself beaten up when you get to the playground.” “If […]

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Sandwich Your Sentiments

“In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.”  ~Willie Mays Playing a sport, being part of a group or a member of a family, […]

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Whistle and Work While you Wait

“Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.” ~Abraham LIncoln Cars not moving at a green light A drink to be prepared at the coffee shop The dog to do his business when you walk him People talking in public on their cell phone to hang up Friends who […]

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Be a better…coach

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” Jim Valvano When the team loses, everyone looks to the coach, when kids make mistakes in life, people tend to look to their ‘coach’ (the parents), and when a company is failing everyone looks to the ‘coach’ (the leader). […]

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