Blake's Blog

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Cock-a-doodle-do & Happy New Year to You!

This morning, five "articles for 2012"...

Happy Birthday, Beloved


On this, the sixth anniversary of your birth, you are on the hearts and minds...

Being vs. Doing


A couple weeks ago, I watched Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.

Talk...

Strengths are Circular


This is no great revelation, of course, but I thought I would share this way...

Hope is not a Strategy...is Worry?


While I'll be among the last to declare merit in worry, there is...

Fortune Cookie Cartridge


Recently, I bought a magical new toner cartridge for our home printer. ...

Major Sullivan Ballou's last letter to his beloved Sarah


Shared with me today by a very dear collaborator, several of us ...

The Most Loyal Pen Pal Ever


The other night, our daughter had a sleepover with one of her friends who'...

Eye of the Storm: A Class Divided


I've shared this story (also known as "Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes"...

Beware 8th Graders


My wife and I were chortling the other day about several funny childhood memories....

Chic Frugality


It's not unusual (cue Tom Jones) for our little group to research, write...

One Priceless Penny


My wife received the neatest card today from our eight-year-old daughter's tutor:

I...