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Clanmother New Year's Peace

Universal Hour of Peace

Peace be with you as we enter 2023! The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace. Silvia Cartwright, 18th Governor-General of New Zealand I am writing these words on the last day of 2022, just before the hour of 11:30 pm which will usher in “The Universal Hour […]

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The Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

The first “Poor Richard’s Almanack” was published by Benjamin Franklin on January 28, 1732.  “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” was a mantra of my third-grade teacher, along with “speak little, do much.”  That was a very productive year, as I recall.  At that time, I knew only […]

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Welcoming 2022 With Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happy New Year! I love beginnings, a fresh start, a new adventure and promises of open roads and opportunities. Energy, anticipation, and hope are all wrapped up in “firsts.” Oh, the rush of adrenaline as we race into the future. I am thankful that we begin each new year in the winter season. I seek […]

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Celebrating New Year 2021 with Robert Burns

Happy New Year! Mary Jo Malo inspired me today to remember the words of Robert Burns in his poem Auld Lang Syne. Every New Year celebration, we join others across the globe to sing this song of friendship. It is a poignant reminder that belonging to a compassionate community builds strength and resilience. Last year, […]