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Dreams and Bones are what we’re made of

 

TeachersClarksville, TN – David Mallet is a folk singer and song writer whose name you may or may not know. Originally from Maine, he lived in Nashville for many years but returned to his home state in 1997. His signature theme is called “Garden Song” and contains the line, “We are made of dreams and bones.” Somehow this describes the human condition as only a poet can.

When educating a child, one has to always keep in mind the dual side of our existence on this planet. It’s not uncommon when you are working diligently on some concept to be interrupted by a kindergartener or first grader who claims dramatically that he is bleeding and be shown a pinprick at the end of a tiny finger. The intellect and physical life of a child are always interconnected.

Education curriculum needs to go back to the basics.

Education curriculum needs to go back to the basics.

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Let Me Sow Love, Where There Is Hatred

 

This is the first of a series of articles based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi beginning, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Clarksville, TN – Sadly, many people in our country are obsessed with hatred for people who are different from them. Most hatred is based on fear—fear of loss of control, fear of loss of wealth, fear of not being proven superior based on superficial evidence.

Some vocal politicians, political pundits and just plain ignoramuses actually advocate shooting people who have differing beliefs from their own.

Our country is suffering daily from hatred—hatred of those who are not just like “us,” the chosen ones.

How can individuals who think and wish to live in peace influence those who would tear our country apart with hatred? How can peace-loving citizens protect themselves from treasonous assaults on our freedoms by those whose own political agendas promote lies in an effort to grab power? How can innocent people trying to live their lives without harm to others combat the insanity that seems to be gripping too many members of our society? «Read the rest of this article»

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Dreams and Bones are what we’re made from

 

TeachersClarksville, TN – A folk singer and a song writer whose name you may or may not know of is David Mallet. Originally from Maine, he lived in Nashville for many years but returned to his home state in 1997. His signature theme is called “Garden Song” and contains the line, “We are made of dreams and bones.” Somehow this describes the human condition as only a poet can.

When educating a child, one has to always keep in mind the dual side of our existence on this planet. It’s not uncommon when you are working diligently on some concept to be interrupted by a kindergartener or first grader who claims dramatically that he is bleeding and be shown a pinprick at the end of a tiny finger. The intellect and physical life of a child are always interconnected.

Education

Education

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We Are Made of Dreams and Bones

 

TeachersDavid Mallet is a folk singer and song writer whose name you may or may not know. Originally from Maine, he lived in Nashville for many years but returned to his home state in 1997. His signature theme is called “Garden Song” and contains the line, “We are made of dreams and bones.” Somehow this describes the human condition as only a poet can.

When educating a child, one has to always keep in mind the dual side of our existence on this planet. It’s not uncommon when you are working diligently on some concept to be interrupted by a kindergartener or first grader who claims dramatically that he is bleeding and be shown a pinprick at the end of a tiny finger. The intellect and physical life of a child are always interconnected. «Read the rest of this article»

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Where There Is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love

 

Author’s Note: This is the first of a series of articles based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi beginning, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona, was born August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone. The Panama Canal Zone is a United States Territory, not a state.  President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961. Hawaii was a state at the time of his birth. Much ink and rhetoric has been wasted on whether or not Barack Obama is a citizen, yet few people have any concern about John McCain’s claim. The races of the men are different; the political parties of the men are different. Both are citizens of the United States. Let’s move on.

Sadly, many people in our country are obsessed with hatred for people who are different from them. Most hatred is based on fear—fear of loss of control, fear of loss of wealth, fear of not being proven superior based on superficial evidence.

Recently, 19 people were shot down at a meeting of a Congresswoman and a few of her constituents. The gun-wielding assassin most likely had felt overcome with fear that his government was not using its powers in the way the gunman wanted.

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