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IN THIS TOGETHER: More ways to celebrate our freedoms
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The fireworks were grand, the parades were fun. And besides all that, the bike races and flag ceremonies and car shows and concerts were well attended and well received
Doing more than the minimum, learning more
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The letter was only two sentences. And though it’s been a year since it landed on my desk, I remember it distinctly. It was addressed to the editor. The first sentence read: I have to write this le...
In This Together: America is still a place for immigrants
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jun 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
We met several people from the Dominican Republic and several more from the African countries of Ivory Coast, Kenya and Mali last week.
Education broader than academics
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
It's not all about math. Find out more.
Understanding citizenship a first step to embracing it
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
The stars on the flag stand for 50 states. Senators serve for six years. Texas is one of the states that border Mexico.  If you already knew those things about the United States of America, you are...
Listening can make or break a conversation
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
It was 2 p.m. on my birthday and I hadn’t had lunch yet so there was only one thing to do. And the only place to eat within view was an ice cream shop. And when you’re that hungry and it’s your bir...
Tackling regrets takes even more toughness off the gridiron
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
I’m almost over it. Of all people, I should have been able to deal with it. But it was tough the way the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl. Really tough. Not that I’m a football fan or anything. It’s wa...
Motivation from without and from within
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Money is a great motivator. Especially since you need money for housing and to get health care and to go on trips and to eat. When our kids were growing up, money was something they earned. We chos...
In This Together: Other relationships teach us about our own
by LOUISE R. SHAW
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
It was billed as a comedy but it really wasn’t. It didn’t make you laugh so much as it made you think.
In This Together: A trait that comes with loving
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s the most unselfish thing you’ll ever do.
Love: don't wait for it, go out and give it
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s one thing about love that it’s better to learn right up front. It’s something you learn by living, but the sooner you learn it, the better your living is. It is this: Things go better when ...
In This Together: When you’re in control, when you’re not
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Feb 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
Then there are things you can try your very hardest to control but maybe really can’t.
In This Together: The difference government makes
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
When communism ended in 1989 in the Czech Republic, things changed dramatically in many ways.
In This Together: The possibilities in an underused word
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes you can be moderate and sometimes you cannot.
In This Together: Bringing Christmas color, perfect or not
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Dec 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
I guess I’d just kind of given up on it.
In This Together: Gifts you can’t buy sometimes most valuable
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Money can’t buy pretty much any of the very most important things in life.
In This Together: Appreciating beauty from every angle
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Nov 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
The mountains are what get your attention first.
In This Together: An old friend, a new way of looking at things
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, the boxes in the basement have been a sign of failure.
In This Together: Listening before judging a sign of respect
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Oct 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
It was the best speech I’d heard on the subject. Ever.
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