July 2015 Archive


Know What you Know

“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t.” Anatole France   This single idea has proved invaluable to me. It seems to me that if more individuals knew this and applied it to... Read more »

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What is your Motivation?

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar   What is your motivation? You might ask, “motivation for what?” The tendency seems to be to regard this question in terms of specific activities, actions, or projects. But what about your motivation for... Read more »

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Staying Fired Up

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou   When I wake up these days I always have something in mind that I want to get done. I seem to be sailing in waters where the... Read more »

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When the Going gets Tough…

Here are a few of the quotes that I read when life gets difficult. Sometimes my actions make a mess out of things and sometimes the actions of others do. However, life is challenging if nothing else, so we must prepare for the rainy days as well as the sunny ones. The adversity that we... Read more »


A Summer Sunday in Vancouver

Today is one of those marker days. It is a benchmark day by which many days that have passed and many yet to come will be judged and ranked. This is not just that the weather is perfect. Or that I find myself in excellent health. It is this glorious state of mind. I am... Read more »

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About Writing…

“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” Robert Heinlein

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What is a Goal? Some first steps to becoming an excellent tutor. Goals, your supposed to have goals. Did anyone ever tell you this? It seems to be fairly common for those who are having trouble with something to be told that they need to set concrete goals. Yet the individual may not know what... Read more »