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August 17, 2008 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment

Learning lesson to take to my kids about from the Olympics: bronze medalist stripped of metal for attitude in for casting it aside during ceremony, banned from future events

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/16/olympic.wrestler/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

Rick Warrens Interviewed Both Political Candidates last night.  I saw a short part and was impressed with style of the interviewing.  I want to sit down and watch the whole thing…may do that now while my kids are gone with Daddy to see Star Wars Clone Wars.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/16/warren.forum/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Teachers and Parents…take heart from this about Michael Phelps:

For Debbie, the feat is especially momentous. When Phelps was in grade school, a teacher told her that her son would never be successful because he couldn’t focus in the classroom. It turned out Phelps has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and while it made concentrating in class difficult, racing in the pool was a different story.

Full story, including other swimmer’s reactions to Phelps, and how his coach motivated him:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1833462,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

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MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)

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