Monthly Archives: February 2008

No Complaining? You’re Kidding, Right?

cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it change your attitude; don’t complain. —Maya Angelou In the comments to last week’s post, Life Isn’t the Way It’s Supposed to Be, we … Continue reading

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Life Isn’t the Way It’s Supposed To Be

cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   Life isn’t the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. —Virginia Satir The woman in the cartoon is a great example … Continue reading

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What I Learned From the Blob in the Black Sweater

cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   This month the topic for Robert Hruzek’s group writing project is What I Learned From…People. The person who comes to my mind was actually named John Rieber, but I’ll always think of him as “the … Continue reading

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Is Football Really Like Life?

BrokenRhino . Creative Commons license. BrokenRhino. Creative Commons license. Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. —Vince Lombardi There is no room for second place. There is only one place … Continue reading

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