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michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.” ~Ray Davis For as long as I can remember, setting goals has been my way of life. Some of my earliest remembrances of setting goals centered on learning the alphabet, my numbers...
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H and I ended up talking tonight about our lives and what has brought us to this point and why. It made for interesting post-dinner discussion and revealed or tried to reveal so much about our existence. H's eyes filled with tears as I recalled how it came to pass that we found ourselves in a house...
matthew-biberman's picture
In my last opinion piece for AOL News ("Educators Can Help Prevent Future Giffords Tragedies," Jan. 10), I argued that, in the wake of the Tucson massacre, American educators need to familiarize themselves with the signs of psychosis and make a commitment to intervene when required....
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Well, school is going along fine. I can't say I enjoy being the new kid-- a freshman in college-- but I know things can only get better. Whenever I feel angry or downtrodden, I usually pour my heart on my journal page, or devour a book. I have become so desperate recently that I am reading four...
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Yesterday, I had the greatest pleasure of being the Professor of Honor (we call it Patroness or Paraninfa in Brazil) at the UPF Languages Department commencement ceremony. Traditionally, the Professor of Honor is chosen by the students, based on how much that teacher contributed and influenced...