Guest Column: Responsibility

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,…

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World Character Day September 22, 2016

PACE reminds you that Thursday, September 22nd is Character Day, a global event linking Character and the Sciences. Recognize Character Day in your own way and join supporters in 70 countries who have planned over 40,000 events around the globe….

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Guest Column: A Lesson in Respect

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,…

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Guest Column: Gratitude

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,…

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Guest Column: 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. …

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Guest Column: Trustworthiness

Learning to Trust
“Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.” – Eminem
“Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” –…

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Diligence…Teaching your kids

Below are a few simple steps from an online resource, Penelope’s Portfolio… to help you teach diligence to your children, grandchildren, or students. For business owners and leaders, try trading out the word “children” below for “employees” or “team members”…these still apply for adults!

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Guest Column: Diligence

Baseball is a game of failure. Hall of Fame hitters fail 70% of the time. However, players don’t see it that way. They see baseball success as the great mountain that needs to be conquered. They revel in the little battles and the opportunity to overcome adversity….

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Guest Column: President Lincoln’s Legacy: Honesty, Integrity, and Personal Example

“If people believe in your word, then the opportunity to make a difference is enhanced.”

When casually asked to define an “honest person” the logical response is, “It’s someone who tells the truth.” But when honesty is revered as a character trait we need to go beyond a simple definition and ask: What attributes do we expect of someone who walks down an honest path the days of his/her life?…

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Caring…Teaching your kids

Learning is more fun if it is a game. Can you make this Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar a game? Perhaps everyone can try to do one random act of kindness every day this month, then report on what they did during dinner that night….

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