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The Gift of Trust

There comes a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction …. that he must take himself for better or worse as his portion. Ralph Waldo Emerson, (“Self-Reliance,” 1839-40) My dear friend, My fervent prayer is that … Continue reading

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Are we running short on adult supervision?

I am by nature an optimist. I see that almost all problems are manageable—few are, in truth, more than a bump in the road. Provided we get ourselves together and focus on the characteristics of the problem not on self-aggrandizement … Continue reading

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Why We Love Superman Over and Over Again!

As you probably know, a new Superman movie opened last week. So familiar is the legendary–and, by now, nearly mythical–hero that entitling the movie simply Man of Steel makes its subject matter and main character recognizable for audiences virtually anywhere … Continue reading

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How Most Subs Give Anything But a Sub-Par Performance

When you hear “substitute,” what comes to mind? I think about substitute teachers. When I was a kid, a substitute teacher was not really asked to teach—he or she was more of a caretaker, someone called in to babysit a … Continue reading

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Perseverance (Galileo had a Brooklyn accent?)

Sometimes in life we are asked to fill bigger shoes than we ever expected. Case in point, this week I was asked to be a stand in for Galileo for my grandson’s science presentation. I’m a “method actor” (ha!) by … Continue reading

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Bridge Burning in Professional Relationships

I recently escorted my wife to her high school reunion in New York City. That sentimental journey was fun and it reminded me of the lifelong friendships we both made at St. John’s University (Go, Red Storm!!), where we met. … Continue reading

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Have You Flipped the Courage Switch ?

I was not the coolest kid in school, and that’s saying something because it was a pretty low-keyed place. Maybe it was because my overprotective mother worked in the school cafeteria to keep an eye on me. Maybe it was my … Continue reading

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