the man who thinks he can

I received a gift from my best friend in grade six when I moved away. It was a wall hanging with this poem on it. Although the plaque indicates an anonymous author, some sources attribute it to a man named Walter D. Wintle. […keep reading]

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good better best: excellence or perfection?

When my daughters were little, they received a beautiful handmade quilt for a Christmas gift one year. It displayed a brightly coloured schoolroom motif, scattered with wax crayons and a merry alphabet border. In the centre of the quilt on a blackboard were bold white chalk letters which spelled,

“Good, better, best; Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best.” […keep reading]