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In This Together: A new view on a familiar feeling
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
So it’s not as easy to give up worrying as I thought.
In This Together: Politics and its impact on patriotism
Jan 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
There have been only a few times in my life that my patriotism has been tested.
In This Together: Resolving to embrace the adventure
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jan 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Be it resolved, that: Whereas every day is a gift; And whereas it is a gift even if it is a day that is full to the brim and overflowing;
In This Together: Finding the right focus for believing
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Dec 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not unusual to see the word “believe” placed around homes and businesses as part of the holiday décor at Christmas time.
In This Together: Easy to criticize, harder to listen
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
We talked about news at a local elementary school last week, and about whether or not they liked school lunch.
In This Together: The good and the bad and the good about electronics
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s happened gradually enough that I’m just now finally going, “Wow – this is downright amazing.”
IN THIS TOGETHER: Catch and savor even moments as fleeting as falling leaves in autumn
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Oct 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
I didn’t have time to stop since I was already late.
In This Together: On arenas and critics and victories and blows
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Oct 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
It was Theodore Roosevelt who once gave a scathing criticism of – interestingly enough – critics.
In This Together: Memories become histories when written
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Sep 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
If you don’t write them down, you might forget them. Or you might not see their significance. Or understand them even.
IN THIS TOGETHER: Sending messages even without knowing it
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Sep 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
I don’t know the people who are building the house on Main.
Those not fastest and first can also be best
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
They were racing to the finish. Working those pedals as fast as their legs could push. Straining muscles, breathing hard, watching the competition with an eye to keeping just in front.
In This Together: Making the world a better place, one sign at a time
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Everybody wants to make the world a better place.
Every new angle brings with it a new perspective
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
   The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Davis Clipper.   Though it’s the same forest, you get a different perspective when you’re looking d...
IN THIS TOGETHER: More ways to celebrate our freedoms
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 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 | 92 92 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 | 102 102 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 | 92 92 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 | 88 88 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 | 83 83 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...
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