June 21 , 2022 /

SUMMER SOLSTICE 2022

Today, June 21, marks the “official” end of Spring, the “official” beginning of Summer. Regardless of the calendar formality, you’re free to celebrate on your own schedule. You can read all the details about why that occurs here: http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/summersolstice.htm It’s a lot about the earth’s relationship to the sun. It’s also about our relationship to

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June 6 , 2022 /

CELEBRATING TEACHERS

Last week, Dan Rather, in his weekly post to his Substack community said this: “…despite all of this dysfunction, education remains one of our greatest hopes. Teachers heroically forge onward despite the challenges — inspiring young minds, percolating new ideas, and fostering energy for a better and more just nation.” At the end of another

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May 30 , 2022 /

INDEFINITE UNCERTAINTY

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any

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May 25 , 2022 /

8th DECADE

When I was 75 I wrote a little book, “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir” about significant learning experiences that had an impact on me and helped shape me into who I am. The book covered each decade from the 1940’s through the first decade of the 21st century.  The book ended with 2010. Now another

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May 4 , 2022 /

WHY ?

This post was prompted by a question, “Why do we have to do this all over again?”  The reference was to the recent hullabaloo over the Supreme Court leak about Roe v. Wade being overturned.  The issue of a woman’s right to choose how to treat her own body is protected under the current law

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May 1 , 2022 /

COLLECTORS

Many of us are or have been collectors.  We collect all kinds of things and some people specialize in a niche that would not have occurred to the rest of us. Here is a list of 17 strange ones. Unopened Coca-Cola bottles?  OK, I once collected matchbook covers and one U.S. coin from every year.

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