Dancing deaf

Today’s Lesson is from my daughter and editor, Cheryl Chancellor. We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616 Last week, Nyle DiMarco became the latest winner in the TV competition show Dancing With the Stars. That might not sound like an unbelievable achievement except for one fact: DiMarco is completely deaf. Many people would say that even participating in such a competition was an impossible goal for a deaf person. Early on in the season, one of the judges suggested that DiMarco needed to work on his “musicality”; his partner and …
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Quantity or quality?

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra 1925 – 2015 Which is more important, quantity or quality? Before you answer, let me share a little story with you. On the first day of a pottery class, the instructor divided the class into two groups. The group on the left was given the following instructions: “You will be graded on the quantity of vases you make during this semester. Make over fifty pounds of vases and you get an A.” To the group on the right, he said, “You are only to make one …
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The two sides of success

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965 Most people I encounter have a common goal: they want more success in life. Of course, success means different things to different people, but typically, they want some combination of the following: more money, love, fame, attention, time, power, or possessions; better health; and fewer struggles. When we see someone who has achieved a certain level of success, we often attribute that success to either exceptional talent or luck, such as being born into a privileged family or having …
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