“As we infuse technology further into students’ lives, we must hold tight to the fact that personal relationships, face-to-face interactions, and quiet reflection will always be essential to a happy life—and that the convenience and excitement of technology should enhance—but never outweigh—the value of authentic human experiences.”
Alice in Tech Wonderland
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
“Do you trust that God can and will take care of you?”
Andy Stanley Worry Not
Today is New Zealand’s national day. A fitting quote from Dame Whina Cooper.
“Take care of our children. Take care of what they hear. Take care of what they see. Take care for what they feel. For how the children grow so will be the shape of Aotearoa.”
Habit formation is a long race. It often takes time for the desired results to appear. And while you are waiting for the long-term rewards of your efforts to accumulate, you need a reason to stick with it in the short-term. You need some immediate feedback that shows you are on the right path.
James Clear’s new book Atomic Habits
This sight made my day. One good reason to come home.
Driving back to Gordonton in the Waikato.
“I love that one of the most powerful man in the world, without any fanfare, reached out to one of the poorest children in the world.”
“I have a feeling that he did a lot of good things that we don’t know about and a lot of things we probably never will.”
Compassion International talking about George H W Bush sponsoring a boy from the Philippines under a pseudonym.
A wonderful time in Sabah for Thanksgiving. It was good to reconnect with Malaysia. Saw lots of wildlife and scenery especially the imposing Mt. Kinabalu.