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Tagged With: Thomas the Tank Engine

Helpful, Not Useful

I recently had a brief exchange with Joel (7) that provided an opportunity to talk about dignity (and hint at the personalistic norm). Joel had done some favor for me, and I had thanked him. The rest of the exchange went as follows. Joel: “I like being useful!” Me: “Helpful, not useful.” Joel: “Huh?” Me: … Continue reading »

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Alex treated us to some dinner theater this evening. He recited the second half of Trouble in the Tunnel (a Thomas the Tank Engine story) from memory. His accuracy was impressive for his age. 🙂

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