Jigsaw puzzles

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Confucius 551 – 479 B.C. I suspect that most of you have worked on a jigsaw puzzle at one time or another; I still do them occasionally to keep my mind active and agile. Many people consider the jigsaw puzzle a childhood game, but there’s a valuable lesson we can learn from it. Before I explain, I want to pose a question: how do you begin to solve a jigsaw puzzle? It’s not a trick question and generally everyone gets it right. You start by separating the edge pieces and then putting them …
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Working together

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. Helen Keller 1880 – 1968 I grew up in Mississippi, and in the late 1950s, I attended a program called Boys State/Girls State. The program was held in the legislative offices of the state capitol, and each participant was designated a senator or a representative, depending on age: college students were senators and high school students were representatives. The idea of the program was to teach young people about the legislative process. We introduced “legislative bills” and then had to work to get them passed by the group. …
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Do you follow the rules?

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established. Confucius 551 – 479 B.C. You might remember Calvin and Hobbes, a wonderful comic strip from a few years back. Calvin was a young boy with a real streak of the devil in him. Hobbes was a stuffed tiger — except to Calvin. When they were alone, Hobbes came alive and was a real playmate; he and Calvin were best buddies. In one strip, Calvin and Hobbes were playing a game of Calvinball. Hobbes said that Calvin had run into an invisible sector. …
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