On Community: An Anonymous Saying from a Country School

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 6:27 am

On Community: An Anonymous Saying from a Country School

“I am who we are.”

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I heard this quoted at my nephews’ charming elementary school in Castle Rock, Minnesota yesterday and have been turning the phrase in my mind ever since. Any immediate reflections come to mind as you ponder this saying?

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