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 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Lifelong learning: Comfortable ruts and challenges

I teach classes at the college. In one class we talked about doing things out of the ordinary, or out of their comfort zone. I challenged my students to do something they wouldn’t normally do, like sitting on the other side of the cafeteria for lun...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Lifelong learning: it could have been worse

I have several little children in my house and we enjoy our evening reading time together. One of our favorite books right now is called “It Could’ve Been Worse,” by A.H. Benjamin and Tim Warnes. The book is about a little mouse who is...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    October 14, 2015

Lifelong learning: Justifying who we are

I recently heard a conversation where one lady asked another, “What do you do for a living?” The other lady replied, “I’m just a stay-at-home mom.” I actually jumped into their conversation and said, “That is so awesome. I wish I could...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    August 12, 2015

Lifelong Learning: The games we like to play

I have children. Therefore, I can tell you that when they were small, I “lost” every board game, card game or sports game we played together. If my children are reading this right now, I say to them, “Yes, I used to let you win.” When my...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    March 25, 2015

Lifelong Learning: corn chips

As my eight-year-old kiddo and I were waiting for “morning drop-off” at school a while back, he excitedly told me that the school had recently fixed their playground by removing the rocks and replacing them with corn chips. I realized he meant...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    February 25, 2015

The red mark on my car

On a very windy Sunday a couple of weeks ago, I went shopping for home improvement materials. After making my purchases and checking out, I returned to my car. The young lady in the car next to me, popped out of her car and started speaking with me....

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 17, 2014

Lifelong Learning: fences and lawn mowing

I was looking at my backyard fence the other day, while sitting outside. A fence services two purposes. First, it’s to keep unwanted things out. Second, it’s to keep precious things safe inside. I remember when I put our fence up. I worked hard...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    November 12, 2014

Lifelong learning: The power of an hour

We have four drivers in our house and three cars. I have volunteered to be the one without the car. Some people have asked me why I don’t just drop off one of the teenagers and keep the car for myself. For the sake of my family’s schedule, me...


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