Question of the Day: “What is Hope and is it a good thing?”

There is a famous line in Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. Andy Dufrense is in prison with Red and they are discussing the future. Red, who has been in jail since he was a very young man, knows he will never make parol. He feels his fate and Andy’s fate are both sealed. They…

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Emily Dickinson, Social Distancing & the Empath

Maybe it’s because I am an English teacher…maybe because I love to memorize things–who knows–but today I woke up with this in my head: -Emily Dickinson Fun Fact- The vast majority of Emily’s poems were published after her death (posthumously for the SAT enthusiasts). Emily lived in almost complete, self-imposed isolation for much of her…

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Hope, Faith, Love and the Empath

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” -Emily Dickinson There is a constant shifting in this life between light and dark.  The external events that are happening right before our physical eyes can cause us to toss and turn. …

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