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Hey Mom, Thank-you!!

  Life is filled with so many people who influence us and help to make us who we are. Although many people say it and somehow seem to believe it, there is no such thing as equal opportunity. My brother, … Continue reading

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Protecting our Children – Are We Doing Enough?

There is a common expression ‘We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children’ and as we reflect on how we are doing as a society as citizens we must ask ourselves if we … Continue reading

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Finding Happiness

In life, all actions result in consequences for ourselves and others. When we discover that the smallest action creates this effect, one becomes thoughtful of what we do. (Mitch, When Eagles Dare to Fly, by James W Hoddinott) In order … Continue reading

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The Rose Petal – A Short Story by James W Hoddinott

 The Rose Petal was my first published short story… THE ROSE PETAL By: James W Hoddinott                 I peered out the window as I watched the sun majestically rise its head above the horizon to mark the birth of a … Continue reading

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Beauty Abounds

There was a discussion in a writer’s group I belong to that asked a seemingly simple question about ‘How do you define beauty?’ I have thought about that question as I write and then as I have taken some time … Continue reading

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Bringing Thinking to the Classroom

“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating … Continue reading

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