Tuning Down Greed: A Model for Us and Our Kids

The thing about greed is that we swim with it all the time and we seem to be unprepared to deal with the consequences of kissing it on the nose.

A Poisoned Well; Turning Back the Tide of Prejudice

by Robert Kenneth Jones I was aware of prejudice when I was growing up in Danville, Illinois during the 1950’s.  Not that Danville was dissimilar to anywhere else nor that the decade of McCarthyism was

Why Honor Matters; Revitalizing an ancient virtue in today’s classroom

While the idea of honor may seem outdated, Robert Kenneth Jones makes a convincing case why it’s still critical to modern society. Properly channeled, honor encourages virtues like courage, integrity, and solidarity, and gives a sense

Honesty and Truth; Not Out-of-Date or Old Fashioned

We must risk being vulnerable enough to admit our mistakes and own our deceptions. Handling the truth is much easier in the long run than trying to handle a lie.

The Opioid Epidemic; New Trends and Innovative Solutions

Opioid use among adolescents and young adults continue to rise. For police officers in middle schools and high schools, this is one more life-threatening crisis that must be managed. The good news is that there have

Hope, Patience, and Love; Three Virtues of Happiness

Columnist Robert Kenneth Jones reflects on three timeless virtues essential to all those who work with youth. It doesn’t take careful observation to realize that there is way too much worry, too much hurry and

Shining the Light on Monsters

The work required in exposing monsters involves a great deal of insight, courage, and strength. They don’t want the light to invade their darknesses.

Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom; Ingredients for a Happy Life and Recipe for Peace

There is a secret to finding serenity. You cannot hope to find it through pursuit. 

A Hero Path; The Power of Telling Your Story

Nobody can ever experience the life given so exclusively for you. It is the story of a hero.

A Rising Tide of Hate; What You Do Matters

The opposite of hate is not love. The opposite of hate is the realization of our common humanity and the action we should take is to find common ground.

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