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Still inspired by Lincoln at Gettysburg

As we recognize the 150th anniversary of the delivery of the Gettysburg Address, I hope we remember that thousands of people have continued to die so that this nation might live. I hope we are able to strengthen our resolve to find ways to work together instead of...
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Who are YOUR heroes?

I’ve been reading a few biographies recently and have come to realize that several of the subjects are heroes of mine. I never really classified them as “heroes” until I started reading more about them. I’m working on a post about who those heroes are (and why they’re...
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Coming Soon…

Do you remember that list of 46 people I want to make sure my children know about? Well, I’ve decided to try a little experiment. Aiden, Alyson, and I are going to write mini-biographies about each of these people and publish them on a new blog, aptly titled… So...
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Spoke too soon…?

You know how yesterday I said that I was pretty sure my kids are going to be taught in school about the basic characters in the story of our nation? Maybe. Maybe not.
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Under the Sun…

When I was in fourth grade, the Space Shuttle program was shelved indefinitely in the aftermath of the Challenger disaster. Now, 25 years later, Aiden is in the fourth grade and Discovery has flown its last mission. Endeavor and Atlantis won’t be far behind. When I was in...
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Thank you, Dr. King

“I have a dream that…little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you, Dr. King, for sharing your dream with the world. I’m sorry that it took...
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Lincoln Portrait

I thought this video would be fitting to kick off Memorial Day weekend. I hope you have a safe holiday and take time to remember why we even have such a day. PS ~ if you can’t figure out who the narrator is, wait until he says “power.”...
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Ralphie & Wilbur Wright

I went with Aiden and his class to the Wilbur Wright Birthplace today. An older lady was giving a tour of the house when she started talking to the students about the soap they made from lard and lye. “Now, this soap isn’t anything like the soap they...
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Almost Had to Open Mouth & Insert Foot…Almost

Over the past week, I’ve wondered why the commercialism machine hasn’t capitalized on the presence of Presidents Day more effectively. I realize some retail stores had big sales this past weekend, but come on – this holiday is a gold mine of potential exploitation. So, I started coming...
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