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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...

Croskey’s Corner: Forgiveness

When educators gather to discuss having babies, like the rest of the world, the conversation turns to prospective names. But, if you have been in education for a while, like me, you may have run into what I call the “name disqualification game.” Teacher A says, “I was...

Croskey’s Corner: Patience

“WAIT!!! JUST BE PATIENT!!!” … I know; it’s hard to do. Often, it takes a great deal of will power to be Patient. One writer said that the American Prayer is: “Lord, grant me Patience…and I want it now!” OK, maybe some of us still have a little to learn...

Croskey’s Corner: Attentiveness

At least since Sleepless in Seattle, and no doubt long before, Americans have taken an interest in that city’s Pike Place Fish Market. Scenes of fish flying (being thrown, actually) through the air, performances with fish as ventriloquist dummies, these and...

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