Tag Archives: Guest Column

  • Guest Column: Diligence

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    I am at the tail-end of what can only be described as excruciating rehabilitation process. For those who do not know, I broke my ankle just 8 months ago and to think I would be able to return to play in such a short amount of time was seemingly only a wishful thought back then. […]

  • Guest Column:
    Honesty

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    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. is said to have remarked about children: “Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them.” So for the PACE February character trait of the month honesty guest column, the PACE board went straight to the experts… kindergartners. We asked PACE partner Tekoa School District […]

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    Caring for our Pets

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    The PACE character trait for December is caring. Have you ever thought about how much your pet cares for you? That unconditional love that gives us joy, amusement, and fond memories; those big eyes that stare while you eat your dinner. They have been there for us through the tough times; illness, loss, divorce, physical […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

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    Of all the PACE character traits, perhaps none engender more consternation, sanctimony, or passion than citizenship. Inherently subjective in nature, the concept itself has been bandied about and debated since the very dawn of the western democratic ideal amongst the sixth century BCE city-states of ancient Greece. From Solon to Pericles, from Socrates to Cicero, […]

  • Guest Column:
    Responsibility

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    According to Google, responsibility is “the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something, or having control over someone”. In other words – authority, control, power and leadership. Those are powerful words! In my opinion, responsibility is something you are trusted with more and more as you grow older. Responsibility has to […]

  • Guest Column:
    A Lesson in Respect

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    A few weeks ago, my daughter received a lecture about showing more respect at home. It was not the first lecture of its kind. In true preteen style, it was met with an eye roll and a bored, “I know, I know …” It was a frustrating moment. With as many times as we had […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    A Few Thoughts on Gratitude By Rev. Linda Bartholomew, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection One of my favorite contemporary theologians is Paul McCartney. Don’t you marvel at how being one of the Beatles was only the start of his career, and how he has had things to say not only about love and life, but […]

  • Guest Column:
    Generosity

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    “Unselfish giving and sharing of resources, time and talents with others.” Performance. Professionalism. Responsiveness. Service. These are the themes that emerged when our community was recently asked to describe the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD). Our firefighters do indeed spend their days and nights preparing for and responding to emergencies to protect people, property and […]

  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

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    INTEGRITY Famous 1970s pop singer Jackson Brown once advised others to “live so that when your children think of caring, fairness and integrity, they think of you.” The definition of “integrity” is the “quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.” The origin of the word integrity is integrate.  People with integrity usually are […]