Monthly Archives: February 2014

Washington’s Birthday

Washington’s Birthday Before there was Presidents’ Day , February 22nd was a big deal because it was George Washington’s birthday. In elementary school classrooms there was often a picture of Washington crossing the Delaware or at least the Gilbert Stuart … Continue reading

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Caring and kindness

Caring and Kindness Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, it’s a good time to talk about acts of caring and kindness. Through my own experiences over the last several years, I have come to believe in “No Grand Gesture Required.” It … Continue reading

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Walking

Walking Blessedly, walking has always been a part of my life. In elementary school, since we went home for lunch, I walked back and forth to school twice a day. Also, my playmate and I invented a game called “The … Continue reading

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Black History Month

Black History Month About 35 years ago when I announced to my class of 6th graders that it was Black History Month, one very wise pupil asked, “Why does Back History get one month when white history gets all twelve?” … Continue reading

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Candlemas Day

Candlemas Day Of course you know that February 2nd was Groundhog Day. But did you know that long before there was Groundhog Day, February 2nd was celebrated because it was halfway through winter? In ancient Rome this day was called … Continue reading

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