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The lessons Fred Rogers taught us still resonate

By Gerry Chidiac / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Fred Rogers said, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth…

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What kind of legacy are you leaving in your wake?

By Gerry Chidiac / January 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Celebrated American filmmaker Steven Spielberg said, “It’s a Wonderful Life shows that every human being…

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Drawing out the gifts every child carries

By Gerry Chidiac / December 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

The greatest gift to a teacher is seeing former students doing well in life. I’ve…

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Invest in education to ensure a strong democracy

By Gerry Chidiac / December 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Former American president Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their…

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Why Santa Claus matters, regardless of your faith

By Gerry Chidiac / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Though it’s technically the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ for Christians, many traditions…

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Living well in the moment to create the best past and future

By Gerry Chidiac / December 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

The concept of time is intriguing. We all have a past and we all have…

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O Tannenbaum symbolizes the entire celebration of Christmas

By Gerry Chidiac / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The traditional German song O Tannenbaum is often translated as O Christmas Tree. This is…

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Hearing the stories of survivors of abuse with compassion

By Gerry Chidiac / November 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Much of the study of genocide has focused on how it happens and what it…

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Heal our own pain and the pain of others, and heal the world

By Gerry Chidiac / November 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s no secret that there’s tremendous pain in the world. What we’re not often aware…

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The arc of the moral universe will bend toward justice

By Gerry Chidiac / November 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Nov. 9 marked 80 years since Kristallnacht, loosely translated as “the Night of the Broken…

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