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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 11/19/23

3 Up

1. Avoid Government Shutdown - Anytime we can do this, it's a good thing. Unfortunately, at a time when it feels Americans have less faith in the overall system working for them than ever before, especially with a Presidential election looming, shutdowns don't help that. 

2. Sister Zaph  - I'm amazed at this story, especially Sister Zaph's approach to education in founding a school at 13 years of age with a philosophy of "Love". Definitely give this one a brief read. 

3. Micro Acts Proven - Huh? Imagine that, small acts of kindness can bring joy. We need this reminder as the world feels like it's falling apart. 

3 Down

1. World Tragedy - Just when everything in Gaza consumes your ethos, there is Ukraine. And the Congo. And Haiti. Then there are the recovering people of Hawaii. The earthquakes in Iceland. And Nepal. And sooo many other areas. It's hard to carry the burden. 

2. School Climates - Every campus. Every high school. Every school board community. It feels like where our kids are educated has become ground zero for cultural and political battles. Add to the mix the current Israel/Palestine conflict. It hasn't been pretty for educators and administrators. 

3. Oakland As Moving to Las Vegas - I really feel for As fans. I feel for the city of Oakland. If there is a place I'm rooting for to receive a new team, in anything, it's Oakland. 

Cover Photo

Australia's Glenn Maxwell, facing the camera, and teammate Marnus Labuschagne celebrate after hitting the winning shot of the men's ICC Cricket World Cup.

Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo

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