Child’s Play!

Hello All! We have been granted another Monday to do the work of our Creator, for we are His children … may we enjoy!

In looking at my life, I have occasion to remember things … yes and people and places, too, as the 12 Step Programs suggest to help rid oneself of addictions, in addition to developing a spiritual life. Last night, a friend from elementary school was on line via Face Book and commented she had been reading my posts and noticed I had developed a relationship with My Creator whom I chose to call God! Now, the interesting thing about the chat we had is that she had been watching Saturday Night Live and they did a spoof on the Wizard of Oz, which was a play we had done back at Rochambeau School in White Plains, NY. I had the role of the Tin Man and, needless to say, sang and danced and acted my heart out as a little boy! I remember they even spray painted me and my costume silver!!! So, Wendi saw the SNL spoof and said she immediately thought of me … being the Tin Man back in elementary school days! Wow! What an honor to have a place in someone’s memory like that!

Roy Ayers, a fine keyboardist from my Princeton days had a song called, “Life is Just a Moment!” … the lyrics continued, “Yea, yea … you better enjoy it!”

“All of my life I been like a doubled up fist . . . Poundin’, smashin, drivin, – now I’m going to loosen these doubled up hands and touch things easy with them.” – Tennessee Williams

Every man (and woman) has many sides. Some sides are highly developed and other sides aren’t at all. We need not fear turning to a new side and exploring it. TOUCHSTONES, Feb 28th

Interestingly enough, yesterday at Calvary Chapel, Pastor Bob addressed the issue of “fear” … the fear of success, the fear of failure … and the fear of not being pleasing to your fellow humans, which all block ones road to “success” … whatever that may be as he mentioned, that too, is relative for each of us! May we not be so concerned what one person’s life looks like and focus on that more than our own!

Yesterday afternoon after church, I spent lots of time cleaning my pad … floors, furniture, set up a new lamp and put some new “sky blue” sheets on the bed! After cruising to A-1-A and hangin’ at Beach Place a few hours, I headed home. I made some pasta with sausage and cheese sauce, sprinkled on some parmesan cheese with some corn on the side and watched the Heat vs the Knicks! What a game … what a rivalry. The nice thing, too, was listening to the Williams girl receive her award for working to get equal prizes for women tennis players, honorary membership with the Heat, and for being one of the first women co-owners of a sports team herself! Today is the last day of Black History Month … so look up this guy, Oscar Micheaux, the first African American to produce a feature-length film called “The Homesteader” in 1920!

Peace be with each of you … and with thy spirit!

John I. Cook, Director
Educational Excellence


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