Victor & Juliette

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”  Victor Hugo, Les Misérables Victor Hugo is considered one of the greatest and most beloved of French writers.  Les Misérables, and Notre-Dame de Paris, (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) set forth universal themes that continue to stimulate and challenge. Victor Hugo had a great love – JulietteContinue reading “Victor & Juliette”

Reach for the Sky

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” Victor Hugo, Les Misérables We look to the soaring blue of the heavens to experience a moment of respite, even imagining that we have wings to dance with theContinue reading “Reach for the Sky”

Sometimes it’s not easy …

“Joy’s smile is much closer to tears than laughter.” Victor Hugo It’s not easy to smile when you’re in the midst of a difficult situation.  It’s not easy to smile when you see someone is hurting.  It’s not easy to smile when you encounter injustice and inequality.  It’s not easy to smile when you feelContinue reading “Sometimes it’s not easy …”

A Ship Is Safe

 A ship is safe  in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.” William G.T. Shedd It is easy to talk about courage when the sun is shining and you are surrounded by a support network that strengthens your resolve.  In fact, courage is often masked by “group think.”  We feel security within community.  AtContinue reading “A Ship Is Safe”

The Legacy

Education’s legacy is hope… freedom… and the power to change the world. May we bequeath this inheritance to our children…   “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Victor Hugo “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” George Washington Carver “Education is the most power weapon which you canContinue reading “The Legacy”