• The Value of Difficulty

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • July 2, 2010
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    The outdoor amp where lectures are heard at Chautauqua The title of this post was borrowed from a lecture/conversation between Anne Fadiman (who said it) and Roger Rosenblatt who offered the morning lecture together, on July 1st at Chautauqua Institution (www.ciweb.org.) During the nine weeks of the Institution's summer season… Continue Reading

  • Transitions are Both Unraveling & Vital

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • September 5, 2009
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    Transitions are always uncomfortable for everyone. In order to grow it is important to tolerate the discomfort, that is an ordinary part of transitions. It was the school bus driver in kindergarten, who talked me onto the yellow bus, persuading me this brand new experience would be okay. I am… Continue Reading

  • Taking the Easy Way Out

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 4, 2009
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    It seems I meet more and more people who are comfortable with taking the easy way out, like water seeking a down hill path. Teens who avoid looking for a summer job. Teens who casually announce they "don't do food service jobs". College grads who expect to walk into well… Continue Reading

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