Run The Distance

“Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”  Aristotle   A relay relies on a team to run the race.  A time will come to hand the baton to another; our work complete, we will watch…

The Outcome is Action

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” Aristotle The other day I visited Simon Fraser University, advantageously situated to overlook the mountains that stand guard over the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.  I felt the energy of learning the minute I stepped through the doors and saw students with…

I was listening, but…

“Just because I didn’t do what you told me, doesn’t mean I wasn’t listening to you!” Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist who created Dennis the Menace We think that when people listen, they agree. When someone nods in understanding, we assume it means consensus.  We may prefer harmony in our dialogues for it brings a sensation of well-being, but disagreements are the…

The Mark of an Education

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”  Aristotle Just a question – has anyone figured out how to do this?

A Week for Friendships…

I captured the essence of Venezia (Venice) in one photo, which I have entitled, Conversation with a Friend.  As we begin a new week, my thoughts turn to friends who have inspired, challenged and encouraged me… This coming week is dedicated to friendships… “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” Aristotle