Most of my Christmases have become hopelessly blurred together, but Christmas 1969 holds a special place in my heart. In fact, back in 1998 my very first yuletide column took a whimsically nostalgic look at that holiday. But as the 50th anniv...
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I’ve been catching up on the 10% Happier Podcast from Dan Harris, recommended to me by my wife. On an episode from October of 2018, the guest was Shawn Achor. Achor’s definition of happiness is compelling: Happiness is the joy you feel moving toward your potential.
Why is it important to take charge of our mental health? The idea that mental health is something that everyone should pay attention to is relatively new. Considering that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it can no longer be ignored. As Michelle Obama says, “at the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in the country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distinction.”
On the south wall of Fuller Hall is a panel that displays a version of the Athenian Oath that was adapted by Headmaster Stanley Oldham (Headmaster from 1933 to 1945) to apply to the Academy. It says in part, “We will fight for the ideals and sacred things of this school both alone and with many…. We will transmit this school not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.” As I spoke to the Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors in the presence of this oath on Friday, a cohort of the Board of Trustees who were on campus for their annual May meeting joined us.
Boy, do I feel sorry for Lori Loughlin's daughters. It's been all over the news that Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to get their two girls into the University of Southern California. The fellow they allegedly bribed is sa...
The Craftsbury Energy Committee is “HAPPY” to announce its screening of Happy, a 2011 feature documentary film by Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic. The documentary explores human happiness through hundreds of interviews with leading happiness researchers and people from all walks of life in 14 different countries, from a Cajun fisherman in the swamps of Louisiana to a rickshaw driver in the slums of Kolkata, a family living in a cohousing community in Denmark, a woman who was run over by a truck, and more, in search of what really makes people happy. The 75 minute long film has been called “immensely uplifting”. It will screen on Wednesday, March 21, at 7PM, at the Craftsbury Public Library.