Tag: adversity

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Sometimes You Just Need to Curl up in the Fetal Position and Cry

 

This was some of the best advice I’ve ever heard. After my husband commissioned to the army, we moved to Southern Georgia where he received his leadership training in the jungle and I received mine at soirees.

One night we had a Q & A with the wives of senior officers, hosted by the wife of the Command Sergeant Major; the senior ranking non-commissioned officer of the installation responsible for tens of thousands of soldiers. She had almost two decades of experience, and of all the stories and wisdom she could share, there was only one she made a point to tell.

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Here on Ricochet, we have several home-schooling parents. Given that many schools are closed and kids have to get their schooling at home for the rest of the year, perhaps our experienced home-schoolers could offer a weekly column on tips and tricks for home-schooling your kids. If there’s already a Ricochet Group for home-schoolers, perhaps […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have a lively discussion of the Trump administration’s withdrawal of federal funding for California’s high-speed rail project. Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand says states would no longer be able to legislate on abortion if she gets elected. And Jim offers a radical counter-proposal after learning an adversity score was added to the SAT.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. More Lemons, Please

 

We live in chaotic times when the political world is falling apart. People are angry, discouraged, and outraged; many are throwing up their hands and are depressed that we have reached this state of disharmony and vitriol.

Several weeks ago I wrote about my own despondency in being surrounded by evil acts and evil people. I had people concerned about my mental wellbeing, which deeply moved me. I felt I had an obligation to find a way to experience my life as I wished to know it, in spite of giving in to the ugliness around me. I thought you might find my discoveries helpful:

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One of the instructors that taught my kids karate was what you would call a hard-ass. I remember watching his classes, where he would ask kids to do, say, a right straight punch. There would always be one little kid in the class who would have their left arm out in a punch. His solution […]

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