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A Community That Cares

At this month’s All Employee meeting, we went through an exercise to articulate Who We Are.  Often similar, albeit distinct, words were used to convey a similar sense or sentiment. By far the number one set of words were “community” and “‘ohana”. Clearly, our faculty and staff feel the aloha among us. LJA is a place of deep caring and strong ties, and it is on this closely held value that I base my request that each of us contribute to this yearʻs Annual Fund as we can. All contributions are meaningful and celebrated: $10 or $10K

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The Habit of Caring

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” -- Historian Will Durant on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

My mother had a distinctively “local” and imperious way of correcting our eating habits at the dinner table, “Eh, get your elbows off the table … chew with your mouth closed … no singing at the table …,” and she would invariably conclude with the oddest rationale, “You never know when you’re going to be invited to the White House for dinner.”  

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