Many have contributed to Nonstop at a level of personal sacrifice I personally find inspiring — granted, not as much as we’d have liked nor sufficient to guarantee Nonstop’s future, but at least enough to incubate an experiment in higher education in which we all ought to be able to take pride. In less than a year, I would absolutely say Nonstop has been a victory for humanity.
01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain(but not like a real hike with rappelling and stuff. hm)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
Welcome, Antioch College alumni. It’s good to have you back in the village.
Over the past year, you’ve been, to many of us, models of courage, persistence and integrity. You’ve shown us how to think big ? very big. You inspire us with how much you want to save your college and how you don’t take no for an answer. Your deep love for Antioch College has helped us love it more. In an age of cynicism, you unabashedly care; in a climate of secrecy, you engage with honesty and directness. You have shown that the best case for saving Antioch College is that Antioch creates people like you.
This came through as a forward in my email. I don’t know its original author/source. Some of these stories are classics, others simply good examples.. but the last one kills me.
TRUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.
A telephone operator told me that one day she received a phone call. She answered, “Public Utilities Board.” There was silence. She repeated, “PUB.” There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she heard a lady’s voice, “Oh, so this is PUB. Sorry , I got the number from my husband’s pocket but I do not know whose number it is.”
Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just “hello” instead of “PUB”.
This one makes me a bit sad. The last line makes the point, but it’s not about how the telephone operator answers the phone. There’s an existing problem, and either she’s being unreasonably suspicious and not communicating with him, or he’s been selfish or careless and has given her reason to be concerned. Either way….