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A Visit with the Dalai Lama

In a recent blog, I wrote about a lecture I attended while the Dalai Lama was visiting the United States. He offered such insightful information that I’d like to share more with you regarding Life With the Dalai Lama.  Take it in and enjoy!

Here are several statements made by the Dalai Lama:

  • Open arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
  • Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  • Be gentle with the earth.
  • Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly
  • Remember the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  • Share the knowledge.  It’s a way to achieve immortality.
  • Live a good, honorable life.  Then when you get older and look back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

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Parks Seek Volunteers to Restore Habitat During VolunteerFest

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Invasive Management Area (IMA) program is participating in Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest® on October 22, 2011, which coincides with the National Day of Service.  Conveniently located IMA sites are holding events this year for volunteers to help restore native habitat in parks. Pulling invasive weeds and planting native species benefits local communities and is a great way to socialize with friends and neighbors. To register as a volunteer at an IMA site, call IMA Coordinator Erin Stockschlaeder at 703-324-8681, or send her an email at Erin.Stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Events on October 22

T.C. Williams Hosts Cheerleading Competition

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

T.C. Williams High School will host the first round of the Patriot District Cheerleading Competition at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Come out and support our team as they shake, rattle and roll to the top. Admission is only $6 and the doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the T.C. Williams Athletic Office at 703-824-6860.

NoVA Chase And Crash Snags Traffic

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- A police chase and resulting crash has shut down the ramp to Edsall Road off of northbound I-395 this morning.

Don Godhardt, spokesman for Fairfax County Police, says the incident started when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on I-95 at the Fairfax County Parkway for traffic charges. That's when the suspect fled and a pursuit was called.

Godhardt says officers boxed in the suspect which kept his speed down. The officers chased the suspect to I-395 and Edsall Rd where a cruiser made contact with the suspect vehicle's rear quarter panel, causing the vehicle to spin. The maneuver is a police technique that caused a controlled crash.

According to Godhardt, the officer and the suspect suffered minor injuries in the crash. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for check-up.

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T.C. Williams Make-Up Picture Day is Oct. 18

From Alexandria Public Schools:

T.C. Williams will hold Make-Up Picture Day on Tuesday, Oct. 18. View a flier with complete details. (PDF)

TJHSST Application Deadline is October 21

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