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All of us, excluding perhaps some politicians and corporate types, have a soul. November, in the Christian tradition, is the month of the Holy Souls, a time to remember and pray for souls who have departed our earthly realm.
It begins with a sneeze. A modest a-choo.
Thanks for nothing, Joe
I blush to admit now that I was a diehard Halloween-Hater. A regular Scrooge about the holiday.
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Nobody likes me
Current research concludes that a child’s brain is 90 percent developed by age 5. This means that the preschool years are the most important for our children’s mental, social and emotional growth. Studies also suggest that every dollar spent on high-quality preschool saves society from $9 to $13 in future costs: less specialized education, less crime, fewer school dropouts and lower unemployment. How many other investments can boast those returns? How many others even come close to the importance of investing in a young child’s development, education and future?
My mother’s maiden name was a series of consonants that contained no vowels until the “i” that ended in “ski.” This lasted until first grade, when she encountered the nuns at St. Veronica’s School. In America, her Polish-born parents were told that all words needed vowels between the consonants. And so her Polish name became Americanized. From that day forward, there were two spellings of her last name — the original Polish version and the American one. Words were important then, and so was assimilating into the American culture.
When we were married all those years ago, I promised to love and cherish my husband. I continue to do just that. But I don’t recall pledging anything about loving and cherishing an object that has become his appendage.