The Court of Virtues

The Court of Virtues

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and…Read More >>

The Character Umbrella

The Character Umbrella

Remember the dance scene in “Signing in the Rain?”  Gene Kelly dancing and while holding an umbrella? Fast forward to last October.  The “taking it to the streets” protests in Hong Kong called by the media “The Umbrella Revolution.“ In 2008, NPR (www.NPRinc.com) published a six-page laminated character card that explained among other things the…Read More >>

My PTA Talk

My PTA Talk

HK called. He’s a middle school principal. “Ed, I need a favor. The speaker for our parent-teacher meeting had to cancel. Can you come over next Tuesday and speak to them for about twenty minutes?” “On what?” I asked. “Oh, why don’t you say a few words about raising children to be people of good…Read More >>