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Croskey’s Corner: Gratefulness

Croskey’s Corner Recently, one of my friends ran into another friend of mine. They had not known each other prior to being introduced. Later, one of them told me about the meeting. Somehow, they quickly figured out that they had at least one mutual friend, me....

Croskey’s Corner: Initiative

There is a real Yin and Yang aspect to the Qualities. With this month’s Character Quality of Initiative (recognizing and doing what needs to be done without being asked) we see a counterpoint to Patience (accepting difficulties without rushing toward deadlines to...

Croskey’s Corner: Orderliness

 Resolving to be Orderly – Bill Croskey Ah, New Years Resolutions! What a way to kill the holiday spirit! I will share with you what my Resolution was for this year; I resolved to buy and eat only quality donuts. No day-old pastries. No bargain basement...

Croskey’s Corner: Responsibility

Can’t Do? Won’t Do? I used to teach high school psychology. In my class, we read The Art of Loving, written by Erich Fromm. In that book, Fromm wrote that love has four components: Caring; Respect; Responsibility; Knowledge. On Responsibility, he made a...

Croskey’s Corner: Endurance

In my first year of teaching, I taught social studies with Mrs. Donahue, a woman who was in her last year in the profession.  She had been a friend of my Mom’s for 25 years.  My first impression of this veteran was that she was a traditional teacher who knew...

Croskey’s Corner: Sincerity

Spoiler Alert! I am going to give away the ending of a movie on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years…100 Movies” List. Number 31, The Maltese Falcon, is a detective story about murder and loyalty (or DISloyalty) to one’s friends. Some of the...

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