It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.  Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales

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We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success”, defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.  Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

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Married June 2, 1950

A RED, RED ROSE by Robert Burns

O my luve’s like a red, red rose.

That’s newly sprung in June;

O my luve’s like a melodie

That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

 

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

So deep in luve am I;

And I will love thee still, my Dear,

Till a’the seas gang dry.

 

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my Dear,

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:

I will luve thee still, my Dear,

While the sands o’life shall run.

 

And fare thee weel my only Luve!

And fare thee weel a while!

And I will come again, my Luve,

Tho’ it were ten thousand mile!

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BRENDA MCCRACKEN

There is divine beauty in learning… To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you.  Elie Wiesel

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You can be miserable before you have a cookie and you can be miserable after you eat a cookie but you can’t be miserable while you are eating a cookie.   Ina Garten

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Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die. B. R. Ambedkar

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK CONCLUDED—FRANCE

What a sad bench it is that has never been sat upon by a grey beard.  Corsican Proverb

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