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By Joe Puglia | February 5, 2009
On dreamboats they came traveling far without a home but not without a star. Huddled together on ships they yearned to be free and held firm to a promise of a new life in a new world somewhere beyond the sea. Tempest tossed they were; searching for the New Colossus who held the beacon far above, lighting the way to the Promised Land. She appeared — a mighty woman in her splendid glory with copper hues reflecting in the sunshine the promise of her message. They listened and then with silent lips she spoke: “ Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
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January 27, 2005
Thoughts From Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia It was an event of 'Sheer Pageantry.' Envisioned and orchestrated by Myra del Valle, The La Cañada Elementary World's Fair 2005 brought Armenia, Austria, China, India, Israel, Italy, Peru, Russia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland and Switzerland into the school cafeteria; and these distant lands brought a kaleidoscope of costume, tradition, food, color and ethnic influence. It was a sight to see! Fueled by a passion to understand the alchemy of the melting pot, and tempered by her immigrant experience, Myra del Valle brought her vision of cultural understanding to fruition and obviously has planted the seed in our children that we are not islands separate to ourselves.
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June 10, 2010
M y mom taught me many things, but two that have served me well are: Always send a thank you note, and refill the ice cube tray after you use it. Many folks have overlooked my transgressions because I practiced these simple courtesies. Expressing the sentiment of appreciation is difficult. Gilbert Keith Chesterton tells us, "The expression of thanks is the highest form of thought." We are forever in debt to those who are kind to us. Further, a sense of entitlement is the antithesis of gratitude — it's a form of hubris that places us as the center of the universe where everything is judged on the basis of its effect on us. When you think that the world owes you, any simple courtesy becomes your just due. The Old Testament Writers in the Book of Psalms tells us, "Goodness emanates from a fear of the Lord."
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By Joe Puglia | February 5, 2009
On dreamboats they came traveling far without a home but not without a star. Huddled together on ships they yearned to be free and held firm to a promise of a new life in a new world somewhere beyond the sea. Tempest tossed they were; searching for the New Colossus who held the beacon far above, lighting the way to the Promised Land. She appeared — a mighty woman in her splendid glory with copper hues reflecting in the sunshine the promise of her message. They listened and then with silent lips she spoke: “ Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
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January 27, 2005
Thoughts From Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia It was an event of 'Sheer Pageantry.' Envisioned and orchestrated by Myra del Valle, The La Cañada Elementary World's Fair 2005 brought Armenia, Austria, China, India, Israel, Italy, Peru, Russia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland and Switzerland into the school cafeteria; and these distant lands brought a kaleidoscope of costume, tradition, food, color and ethnic influence. It was a sight to see! Fueled by a passion to understand the alchemy of the melting pot, and tempered by her immigrant experience, Myra del Valle brought her vision of cultural understanding to fruition and obviously has planted the seed in our children that we are not islands separate to ourselves.
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