Factober

As a former high school teacher and a student in a class of 60 urchins at St. Brigid's grammar school, I know that education is all about discipline and motivation. Disadvantaged students need extra attention, a stable school environment, and enough teacher creativity to stimulate their imaginations. Those things are not expensive.

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I had a dream I named my boat after you. I love to raise your mast.

I had a dream I named my boat after you. I love to raise your mast.
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You know, they ask me if I were on a desert island and I knew nobody would

You know, they ask me if I were on a desert island and I knew nobody would ever see what I wrote, would I go on writing. My answer is most emphatically yes. I would go on writing for company. Because I'm creating an imaginary — it's always imaginary — wor
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Thanks God that he created me dumb and crazy enough to believe that I can c

Thanks God that he created me dumb and crazy enough to believe that I can create and invent in other than what i studied in and what they want me to be.
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I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.
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I felt that I could swim for miles, out into the ocean: a desire for freedo

I felt that I could swim for miles, out into the ocean: a desire for freedom, an impulse to move, tugged at me as though it were a thread fastened to my chest. It was an impulse I knew well, and I had learned that it was not the summons from a larger worl
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Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though

Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose.
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There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awf

There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath...
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In insisting that personal habit and political action be one and the same,

In insisting that personal habit and political action be one and the same, absolutist moralizing limits the possibilities of both.
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Never say you will pray about a thing pray about it.

Never say you will pray about a thing pray about it.
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It’s not like love at first sight, really. It’s more like… gravity moves. W

It’s not like love at first sight, really. It’s more like… gravity moves. When you see her, suddenly it’s not the earth holding you here anymore. She does. And nothing matters more than her. And you would do anything for her, be anything for her… You beco
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In many ways a child has actually re-educated the parents upon arrival into

In many ways a child has actually re-educated the parents upon arrival into their lives - when else do adults take the time to appreciate acorns or clouds?
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Soccer isn't the same as Bach or Buddhism. But it is often more deeply felt

Soccer isn't the same as Bach or Buddhism. But it is often more deeply felt than religion, and just as much a part of the community's fabric, a repository of traditions.
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