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The Traditional Calculus

In a trend largely predicated on the notion that (1) starting earlier and working harder will yield better testing outcomes and that (2) achieving better test scores will prepare children for a more productive and successful life, many American elementary … Continue reading

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Character of the Happy Warrior

Character development is a deeply personal matter. Others can provide guidance and go a long way in setting the conditions conducive to healthy development, but at the end of the day your character is built in the little choices you … Continue reading

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A Successful Life

“I want to see you game, boys, I want to see you brave and manly, and I also want to see you gentle and tender. Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars … Continue reading

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The Virtuous Mean

“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” Thomas J. Watson Every person you meet has standards. One may shoot for the moon while another might content himself with … Continue reading

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Moral Collection

My wonderful horse, a large and long Hanoverian named Leo, has taught and continues to teach me a great many lessons about life. One of the latest centers around a concept which is just beginning to germinate in the soil … Continue reading

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Creating Destiny

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. Thinking that you are a victim is enough to … Continue reading

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