www.thehumm.com April 2013
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The Art o Getting Up in the Morning
For six ice, n enriching environent delyed the onset o Huntington’s Disese. My ily hs Huntington’s Disese.Tis lunched e on serch or wht ight be consideredn enriching environent or e nd y ily. I ended uwriting oe to exlin wht I hd discovered long thewy. I hoe you nd it useul.I this oe hels, lese sk soething o soeone with lii-ttion, like e with Huntington’s Disese, to nudge the intoeeling tht they too re ble to contribute in eningul wy.
The Art of Getting up in the Morning
I need to get u in the orning.I need the trnsition o drk to light.I need the blue light ro the sun.Te light distorted s it trvels through the horizon.I I don’t, ter two weeks y body will wntto slee ll dy nd sty u ll night.Tt is our nture.I need to get u in the orning.God is not going to get e u.A ngging souse is not going to get e u.Fer o consequences is not going to get e u.It will kee e in bed.I hve to get y DNA to wnt to get u nd ce the dy.Tt ens I hve to convince y own DNA,tht s collbortive onkey, I contributing.I ust rove to it I hve ening nd urose. It hs to be rel.Tt is our nture.I need to get u in the orning, to et well,to go or 2-hour wlk or the BDNF so I cnroduce new brin neurons. Tt is our nture.I need to get u in the orning to sk o others nd lern,discuss, sk questions,be terribly wrong, listen, think, roject,ssue, veriy, rticulte nd write.All tht leds to roduction o new brin neurons.Tt is our nture.I need to get u in the orning knowing tht over the lst weeksoeone sid soething with tht incredible tone o voicetht ens I hve de others’ lives better.Tt ens it is very likely to hen gin in the next week.Tt is our nture.I need to get u in the orning to go to bed t night t 10pm or ull night slee with the short- nd long-ter eory shuingtht coes with dres nd restortive cell work tht coesduring slee. Tt is our nture.I get u in the orning becuse I know ech dy will be exce-tionlly wonderul,nd tht tkes y ind wy beyond y hysicl liittions,including tht broken rt o y brin.As the oe I once red to y kids reveled to e:“Good orning, good orning,it’s tie to ce the dy, rst we’ll hvebrekst nd then we will ly.”
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“If you want to build a ship,don’t drum up people to collect wood anddon’t assign them tasksand work, but rather teach them to long for theendless immensity of the sea.”
— Antoine de Sint-Exuéry,uthor o
Le Petit Prince
How cool is this:“This week on the Mercer Report, Rick visits the winners othis season’s Spread the Net Student Challenge.Congratulations to Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON;
Almonte & District High School in Almonte, ON
; andPleasantdale School in Estevan, SK! <spreadthenet.org>Airs Tuesday, April 2 at 8
(8:30 NL) on CBC.”(Taken rom the Rick Mercer Report’s Facebook page)Hearty congratulations to the ADHS team o
ColleenStratford-Kurus, Margot Denis, Shelby Featherston
, who raised the most money o anyhigh school team in Canada. And a big thanks to KathrynHallett or taking and sending in this great shot o
reading theHumm!Just a gentle reminder aboutthe
General Store Publishing House
A maximum o eight lines, any orm (haiku, etc).GSPH’s poetry editor will judge them.They must be sent to email@example.com (with “Poetrycontest” in the Subject line) by May 5, 2013.Winners will be announced in the June issue o the
First place receives a $100 GSPH git certifcateSecond place receives a $50 GSPH git certifcateand Third place receives a $25 GSPH git certifcate
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