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 "Inner hurricanes become the foreboding odd silence of the hurricane's center.  Cowards become heroes." K.W. 

 

 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.

 

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"Public education is being mobbed and bullied."
--Kim Werner

Click here for your state's model "Bullying and Harassment" policy!

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A Piece Full World's goal is to end bullying in our schools.  When employees are safe from workplace bullying and children are safe from school bullying, we transform our schools into places of honor, courage and character. Ultimately, we transform our world. One school at a time, we put together the pieces of....

 A Piece Full World.

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Click "No Place for Hate!" The Anti-Defamation League has terrific resources for creating a school wide bullying prevention program!

 

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"Be ashamed to die before you have won some battle for humanity."

Horace Mann

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Click for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Click here for U.R.A.J.E.R.K: A humorous play starring Mr. Bully Boss and Captain Effective Leader.

School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, regardless of their position, collective bargaining status or role, because of their dual roles as public servants and educators are to be bound by the Code of Ethics..to create an environment of honesty and integrity...the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all..strive for professional growth and seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity...to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct.

 

 

 School Board Rule:Responsibilities and Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools are representatives of the School District of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. As such they are expected to conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system. Unseemly conduct in the workplace is expressly prohibited.


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"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
--Gandhi
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Love truly has no limits:

 

Dear hearts, I think he's gone. My inner eye's poked around inside of me looking for him.  He's not in my brain or my heart now.  He's not scooting through my veins at high rates of speed.  He's not sauntering up my esophagus either. Over the last eight years, he's tightly squeezed any number of my organs--Heart.  Lungs. Stomach. Intestines. Brain. He's squeezed and squeezed and squeezed.  Sometimes he's been bored.  Most times he's been scared. All times he's wanted me to suffer.

 

My heart's raced.  My brain's pounded.  My throat's constricted.  My stomach's shimmied and dipped.  Shaked. Rattled and rolled. 

 

And my intestines, well, my intestines....  Let's just say: it's all been unpleasant. 

 

But right now:

 

My black and white purring cat sleeps near me.  

 

Orioles, uninhibitedly gorgeous in their brilliant yellow and black feathers, cavort in the sprinkler's spray.  Ah!  "My" orioles shimmy too! Put to music, theirs would be the main stage act.  

 

"My" starlings--my returning, loyal, avocado tree nest building stalwart starlings--would be the earnest and hopeful opening act.  

 

I love flowers. I rejoice in orchids' blooming.  Recently planted bulbs' sprouting: a delightful anticipation. Tomatoes (shared with a local mocking bird) grown right outside this very patio window make me smile at their lush red hue. 

 

I must get to them before the mocking bird does.

 

Wine.  Writing and wine.  White please.  

 

Books.  Books and more books.  E-books and traditional.  "All the Light We Cannot See" and "City of Thieves" my most recent regretfully finished immersions. Both are the kinds of books at which I caress the book's cover, close my eyes and sigh at their completions. Anthony Doerr, the author of All the Light We Cannot See, by the way, is from Ohio.  Attended Bowling Green University, near Mt. Cory, the small village where I grew up.  David Benioff, the author of "City of Thieves" is not from Ohio.  No where near Mt. Cory. That does not, however, influence me.  I do not hold being born in (gasp!) New York City against Mr. Benioff.  Great writing is great whether from small farm land towns or from "the big city". Mr. Doerr's and Mr. Benioff's sentences are both lusciously and luminously constructed. 

 

I caressed both of their book covers.

 

Painting.  Recently discovered painting.  Painting flowers on pedestals. Painting geckos and butterflies. Hummingbirds. Humming people.  Me. Humming. Songs of joy and inspiration. Songs "adentro"; songs of which I have little awareness as I contemplate and choose paint colors.

 

Hours and hours of painting.  

 

Walking.  Swinging arms.  Hearing.  Birds' songs. Neighbors' greetings.  Seeing.  Sunlight on leaves.  

 

Seeing now my yawning black and white cat named Peanut.  His paws curled towards his furred body. Now reaching and stretching.  A paw grazes my thigh.  I scratch his ears. 

 

Oh yes, my dear and precious readers, I believe he is gone.

"Real progress requires pushing and shoving and urging and cajoling and coaxing – and then pushing some more (courteously when you can, not so mannerly if the former doesn’t work)."  
--David Lawrence Jr., The Children's Movement of Florida
  
 

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