Fred\’s iThink Category – My Thoughts

The Unexpected Health Benefits of Forgiveness

The Unexpected Health Benefits of Forgiveness

As we traverse the often rough and rocky road of life we encounter many people who come and go over the years. Some of these people enrich our lives, bringing fun, friendship, solace and even love. Others seem absolutely intent on ruining our lives one snarky comment and passive-aggressive put down at a time. While appreciating the positive and learning to tolerate the negative is a natural part of life, the deepest cuts come when those we’ve come to love to betray us.

Life Lessons to Teach Your Children Before They Reach Adulthood

Life Lessons to Teach Your Children Before They Reach Adulthood

As a parent, it is your responsibility you ensure that your children grow up to be the happiest, healthiest, most successful adults they can be. It’s no easy task to equip your kids with all the tools they need to be well-rounded adults.

Attorney Sites 2016 Challenge

Pre-Built Attorney Sites 2016 Challenge

For those that have been following me for years, you probably know that in addition to providing this blog, I make my living building websites under my DFW Website Designers business. Well have worked with several dozen of attorneys over the last five years, I am pleased to announce a new service… Pre-Built Attorney Websites.

China Trip Pottery Making

China Trip – Even Genghis Khan Wears Green Crocs – Day 7

Our first stop in Jingedezhen was to the Ceramic Historical Museum. Located in Panlongshan, the western suburb of Jingdezhen City, the museum has a rich collection of over 5,000 articles. The items on display include ceramics from past dynasties, historical information about ceramics, precious collections of paintings and calligraphies.

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China Trip – Studying Chinese Education – Day 6

We arrived by bus at the Middle School of Jiangxi Normal University. Even though it was sprinkling, most of the kids, staff, and principal were lining up outside to greet us. Our organization was highlighted across their marque and after a few brief opening remarks, we were each assigned each a senior student tour guide.

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China Trip – Visiting China’s Schools – Day 5

We arrived at Nanchang No. 2 High School in Hangutan New District. Nanchang No. 2 High School was original the Xinyaun High School was founded in 1901. As one of the country’s top 100 high schools, it has also been recognized as one of the best high schools in the world.

How China Educates Kids - China Trip 2015

China Trip – How China Educates Kids – Day 4

I have been deemed the official trip taster by those around me. A designation I truly don’t feel comfortable or knowledgeable to accept. My culinary array of fine food falls on spectrum of Ramen noodles, TV dinners, and fast food varieties. Nevertheless, my esteemed delegates need my distinguishing palette…

Beijing and Forbidden City, 2015 China Delegates

China Trip – Beijing and Forbidden City – Day 3

Our group gathered, filled out paperwork and one by one officially entered China on a one-time guest visa. When it came to my turn, I tried hard to smile and take my questions seriously. When I don’t get enough sleep or forget my ADD meds the whole world starts becoming funny. “Federico, do you have anything to declare?”

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China Trip – The Longest Day Ever – Day 2

My large luggage is checked to China, and I flew through US security inside LAX’s International terminal. International security was a breeze, as I guess brown shorts and green Crocs don’t fit any profiling threats. They didn’t even harass me about having two laptops in my carry-on or require me “to cough,” like last time.

Fred's China Trip 2015

My School Board Trip to China – Day 1

As a newly elected school board member, I have an opportunity to visit China. HEB ISD teaches and offers world languages, which includes Mandarin Chinese for our students. Both governments provide an ongoing opportunity for educators to learn and study how education is done in China, called the Chinese Bridge Delegation.