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The power of patience | MercatorNet | May 18, 2017 |

The power of patience

| MercatorNet  | May 18, 2017 |

The power of patience

The power of patience

Good things are worth the wait.
Jon Dykstra | May 18 2017 | comment 
The Boy and the Airplaneby Mark Pett
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
published in 2013 | Simon & Schuster | 40 pages

This is a simple enough story. A boy gets a toy airplane as a present, and an errant throw results in the plane getting stuck on the top of a roof. We then get to see him try everything from a ladder (too short), to a lasso, to a pogo stick, to try and recover his plane. But, when nothing works, the boy settles on a long term strategy. While it will require patience, it is sure of success: he plants a seed and waits for it to grow into a mighty tree that will be tall enough for him to climb and recover his plane.
I am not going to spoil it here by telling you the end, but it is sweet and completely satisfying . This was a just joy to read with my little girl!
I will note that it is a pretty quick read, so it might be a good one to borrow from the library rather than buy. The author has also made a worthy sequel : The Girl and the Bicycle.
Jon Dykstra blogs on books at ReallyGoodReads.com.
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May 18, 2017

Conscientious objectors to killing were often regarded as traitors during last century’s great wars. Today they tend to be seen as heroic figures, prepared to endure disgrace and even punishment for their non-violent beliefs.
Ironically, refusing to have anything to do with abortion or euthanasia – ways of killing that do not even have the excuse of national or self-defence -- could soon make a doctor or nurse a professional pariah, as a Swedish midwife already knows, to her cost.
Yet between two articles today we hear solid arguments for doctors to speak up for and hold fast to their right to practice their profession without violating their deeply held conscientious beliefs. 

Carolyn Moynihan
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