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Dear Son

Roots and wings

Ninth grade school trip at airport
Waiting to check his bag with some other classmates.

 

HS Freshman school trip
So much possibility when you are 15.

 

Roots and wings.

Four days and three nights in Washington, DC.

Airport check-in with teachers at 6:30am yesterday. Wheels up 8:30am.

He’s got a box (with four sides) to work within:

  1. Honesty
  2. Behave admirably
  3. Personal responsibility
  4. Self-control

Have the time of your life and stay in your box.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Dear Son

NEHS

National English Honor Society pins
One pin for each inductee.

 

NEHS.

National English Honors Society.

The induction for new members was last night.

Reminded our Son at bedtime that the honor came to him because his passion for writing, and for writing well, was easily recognized by the people who know English.

Developing our spirit means developing our self confidence.

Jesus taught His disciples to not worry about what they would say because the words would be provided to them at their time of need. This is the epitome of confidence.

 

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Please don't tell me

Thanks to the few who take the risk

WPS
This morning i noticed a new feature – senior athletes being showcased.

 

Thanks to the few who take the risk. The high school security staff member created a very diplomatic opportunity to ask me to wear a shirt when i jog on campus. He didn’t have to.

But he did.

It would have been easier for him to look the other way.

But he didn’t.

What’s remarkable is that i had previously asked a high ranking school official if the running was completed by 7:15am, is it an issue? He reminded me that the cross country team runs shirtless and he was ok with it.

After returning our son to school, i went to the school store and bought two dri-fit tee shirts. A creative, easy solution.

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Stuff We Do

Are time and trust related?

Middle school parkour
The other day after school.

 

Middle school student parkour
Middle school students built their own parkour area.

 

Are time and trust related?

Spending time at the Montessori school classroom, playground and parkour area on a regular basis builds familiarity. Time is one of the best ways to build trust.

Trust is one of the best ways to influence others.

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Dear Son

Be willing to defend your position in life Son

Scene from God's Not Dead
Professors, Preachers, Teachers, Parents, Friends, co-workers… many influences.

 

Going to the movie was designed to stimulate and facilitate your thinking about your upcoming presentation in New York City at MMUN.

Absolutely did not expect to be the one so dramatically influenced.

Am hoping you remember it (some day) as powerfully as we felt it in the theater yesterday.

God’s not Dead.

Never has been.

Never will be.

Be willing to defend your position in life (potentially with your life) Son.

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