Erin’s Journals

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Just a thought… I must lose myself in action lest I wither in despair. [Alfred Lord Tennyson] For The Teachers. I posted a “breathe” meme on Facebook on the weekend and got an intriguing response from a teacher, whom I asked to write to me about her experience. This brutally honest letter from K. is Globe

Rob WhiteheadTuesday, September 8, 2020
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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Just a thought.. What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. [Helen Keller] We knew the day was coming. Call it the pragmatism that is born of knowing the immensity of loss, but we knew. It should have made it easier, but of course….

Rob WhiteheadThursday, September 3, 2020
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Monday, August 31, 2020

Just a thought… Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory. [Percy Shelley] Welcome to the last day of August. Ah, September. What unfamiliar feelings the next few weeks will bring: fear and uncertainty (and not about the usual “back-to” stuff) instead of anticipation and relief. As areas across the country decide on how

Rob WhiteheadMonday, August 31, 2020
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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Just a thought… I believe sharing stories and experiences is the best way to teach people to empathize. [Jane Goodall] And…it’s suddenly eerily quiet. There are chores to do and fingerprints to wipe down, but all of that will wait. Today I want to share with you a sit down video chat I did with

Rob WhiteheadThursday, August 27, 2020
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Monday, August 24, 2020

Just a thought… You can’t recognize true joy if you’ve never known heartbreak. Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. You can’t know hope if you’ve never known despair. [Eve Silver] One month. It was on this day in July that in a house we’d decorated for a festive “Christmas in July” theme, we

Rob WhiteheadMonday, August 24, 2020
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