Normally I talk about our students in Uganda, but I am terribly saddened by last weeks news and feel the need to share my thoughts. Last weekend 58 innocent people were killed and more than 500 injured during America’s deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas. Being based in Las Vegas, this hits home. A week … Read more

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We’re All a Little Mad Here…

Why is a raven like a writing desk? A riddle that has baffled the truly curious for more than a century. The answer: there is no answer. Though many have come up with their interpretation, When Lewis Carroll originally wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the riddle was meant to go unsolved. This is just the … Read more

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Confucius on Education and Success

Philosophers have been around for centuries, providing deep and insightful thoughts on the world around them. Today just happens to be the day we celebrate one of the earliest, and perhaps first great philosopher Confucius. Born in China on Oct. 18, 551 B.C., Confucius was a great teacher, scholar, and politician who gave us several … Read more

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Support Female Entrepreneurs Today!

Today is American Business Women’s Day. A day where we celebrate the achievements of women in business and women business owners. Sponsored by the American Business Women’s Association, the day was first celebrated in 1982, 40 years after the founding of the organization. It aims to “bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide … Read more

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Love Wins

Love Wins. It’s a phrase that is growing in popularity, but it’s meaning has stood the test of time. I thought we’d take a minute to explore this all-important word, love, in the weekend word. love ləv/Submit noun an intense feeling of deep affection. a person or thing that one loves. Based on the definition, … Read more

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To Thy Own Self Be True

September is here, and fall is just around the corner. I hope you’ve had a relaxing summer filled with fun and family. Now, with kids back in school, holidays around the corner, and a new year ahead – it’s time to get back to business. Perhaps that’s why September has been designated Self-Improvement Month. To … Read more

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Equality Starts With Education

August 26, 1920 signifies a very important date in history for Women in the United States. Although the 19th amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, it was not declared in effect until eight days later on August 26, 1920. Now, every year we celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26 to commemorate the anniversary … Read more

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Be an Angel Today

Thanks to the movie Pay it Forward, many people know about Random Acts of Kindness Day. But before Random Acts of Kindness Day existed, there was Be An Angel Day. Founded in 1993, the goal is the same… do something nice for someone. Whether your task is small or large, your efforts will make you … Read more

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Education is a Luxury, not a Right

Summer is winding down and back-to-school season is upon us. Many parents are rejoicing, while kids may be groaning, that soon they will be returning to the land of lectures and homework. If the kids in your life can be included in this group, perhaps they’re in need of a reminder of the importance of … Read more

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The Power of a Hug

The great writer C.S. Lewis once said “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.” If this is truly the case, then perhaps it’s time we explore affection in the weekend word. af·fec·tion əˈfekSH(ə)n/ noun a gentle feeling of fondness or liking. There is no question that … Read more

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