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The Right To an Empowering Education (The Stone Series, Part VIII)

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Black Elk, Sioux medicine man (1863-1950), once said, “Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.” Why do many children now require medication as daily part of their education? Why do an […]

The Barefoot Warrior (The Stone Series, Part VI)

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I believe I might have developed a new publishing genre: the fictional autobiography written under the pen name of its protagonist. Through my own experience of writing such a book, I’ve found that it can be a very empowering process whether you intend to publish or not. I wrote my first draft of The Barefoot […]

The Arms of Compassion

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Have you ever noticed that it is easier to feel compassion toward a child and his or her mistakes than it is to feel compassion for an adult and his or her mistakes? Why is that? Have you ever found it easier to support someone who is crying than someone who is yelling? Why might […]

Gifts in Disguise

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I took guardianship of my cousin when he was 14. He was going through a difficult time in life and had been held back to seventh grade for a second year in a row. I had just opened a middle school with a few partners, and knowing how bright and thoughtful my cousin was, I […]

The Power of Play

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Do you ever wonder how it is that children can play a single game over and over again, hour after hour, day after day? Do you ever wonder why their play is so important to them, or what influence it has in shaping the adults that they become? Do you ever consider how your play as a child may have shaped the person you are right now?