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- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS known to have his Inauguration illustrated in a newspaper?
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- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was newscast via “talking newsreel”?
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- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was broadcast on the radio?
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- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS born in neither VA nor MA?
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- Inaugural Distinctions! Only POTUS among the first five POTUSes who was born in a former colony other than Virginia?
- Inaugural Firsts! 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was televised in color?
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- Inaugural Distinctions: Only Grandfather/Grandson POTUSes?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS for whom American women exercised the right to vote?
- Inaugural Distinctions: POTUS Who Delivered the Shortest Inaugural Address?
- Inaugural Distinctions: POTUS Who Delivered the Longest Inaugural Address?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS Inaugurated on Jan. 20th?
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- Commiseration for some key GOP leaders’ resentment of Mr. Trump
- Open response to GOP critics of Mr. Trump’s repudiation of Mr. Khan’s personal attacks
- Open response (1) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (2) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (3) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (4) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (5) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (6) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (7) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- All is/not well: What I believe and want to hear this election
- The thinking behind Mr. Trump’s “meandering,” “rambling” style
- A Tale of 2 Women: Why one is #NeverHillary (Part 2)
- A Tale of 2 Women: Why one is #NeverHillary (Part 1)
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- Promises to keep
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- once in a lifetime…missed
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- lockdown drills etc.
- Today’s the day to celebrate our (older) age!
- Ready? Tomorrow’s the big day!
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- another Papal Mass…20 years earlier
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- “Siempre adelante! Keep moving forward!”
- thank you, Mr. Berra
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Category Archives: School
lockdown drills etc.
Once again the unspeakable happened on an American college campus. As a former educator, don’t get me started on what I have seen and experienced with students’ mentally illnesses. (Pardon me if I’m rash judging the cause of yesterday’s brutal … Continue reading
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“first day of no school” –one heart revels; another heart breaks
“first day of no school” How those words made me smile when I read them yesterday, mid-morning. They were messaged to me, thanks to Twitter, from a new Outer Circle friend, reflecting on her retirement. As was true for me, … Continue reading
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school bells about to ring, but not for me….
Here in the East, next week, they’re ringing bells for school, but not for me….I’m retiring! I surprised myself in the last post when I explained why I chose to celebrate my retirement on three days–instead of just one–spread over … Continue reading
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morning after: lame duck librarian
Assuming that the Board appointed my replacement last night, I’m even more officially a lame duck librarian this morning. Meanwhile, until my work account ends on August 31st, I continue receiving email notifications concerning boxes upon boxes of new books … Continue reading
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unfortunately…forced into leaving teaching
In an earlier post, I compared “social media” constraints at the end of my teaching career with “social” (public drinking) constraints at its start. In that post, I wondered if the anti-public drinking constraint was aimed particularly at women. …Would … Continue reading
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Part 1: Family Library–How It Happened
Being asked to edit a colleague’s assignment turned out to be a spectacular personal and professional bonus! From the moment I first read in my colleague’s library visitation report that the media specialist whose library she formally observed had invited … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Children, Education, Families, Family, Kidlit, LIbrarians, Library, Library Media Specialist, Parents, Reading, School 2 Comments
Part 2: Family Library–Gratifying Work in Progress
In general, here’s how our Family Library worked. Usually after school (rather than before), when there was more browsing time, parents or grandparents would come to the library with (though sometimes without) their children. I would create a family account … Continue reading
something old; something new…not involving weddings
Of all the additional expenses I imagined I might have in retirement, here’s one I underestimated. Fortunately, on the one hand, it’s a relatively low cost item. And totally discretionary. On the other hand, the cumulative cost of how many … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Employment, Retirement, School, Students, Teaching, Transitions, Work, Writing 2 Comments
When I started teaching, I felt sad that forty-eight minute classes were totally insufficient for students to experience my ambitious plans for exciting learning. With so much “great stuff” I wanted to facilitate on a daily basis, P.A. announcements, fire … Continue reading
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July has given way to August. And I realized something about the passage of time during these countdown days. In the past, when I was counting down to the start of the school year, I did so at this half-way … Continue reading
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