September, 2006

Some Thoughts on Gratitude

Friday, September 29th, 2006
 
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I received two wonderful emails recently. One was from a teacher of underprivileged teens. He is helping his students, who have no books and must rely on the Internet for materials, study for the SAT. He wrote to thank me for offering my grammar and punctuation rules for free on my other web site, www.grammarbook.com. [...]

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The Key to Finding Hope

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
 
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This was a busy day. I’m sure you understand. So when I received two emails each from Amnesty International and the International Rescue Committee imploring me to contact my senators and urge them to support sending UN peacekeeping forces to Darfur, rather than call I felt annoyed, put out, guilted. And then I thought for [...]

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Getting Over Your Anger and Rage

Monday, September 18th, 2006
 
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Dear Jane, How do I know if my anger is over the top or if it’s justified? Sometimes I feel like I’m going to explode! I know that other people are afraid of me—especially my kids. Sometimes, I’m afraid of myself so I can’t blame them. First of all, we have probably all experienced rage, [...]

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