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- #MAGA_MVs (Music Videos) Part 1: Background & Links
- #MAGA_MVs (Music Videos) Part 2: Links
- Inaugural Firsts: Media Coverage
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS known to have his Inauguration illustrated in a newspaper?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inaugural Address was printed in a newspaper “extra”?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was newscast via “talking newsreel”?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was “newscast” by telegraph?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was filmed?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was photographed?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was broadcast on the radio?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS to use a teleprompter?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS born in neither VA nor MA?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS born outside the original colonies?
- 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?
- Inaugural Firsts! 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was televised in black and white?
- 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?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS Inaugurated in D.C.?
- 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)
- Guest post: 90-day look-back
- Promises to keep
- Reach out w/a poem to soothe the grieving heart
- Let’s RAP!
- once in a lifetime…missed
- no time for blogging today…
- lockdown drills etc.
- Today’s the day to celebrate our (older) age!
- Ready? Tomorrow’s the big day!
- Fewer than 200 followers?
- another Papal Mass…20 years earlier
- Pope’s gift from US
- Claiming w/Speaker Boehner a discernment blessing
- “Siempre adelante! Keep moving forward!”
- thank you, Mr. Berra
- fav season?
- Thank you, Pat Doyle! You honor me….
- typo-finding: sequel
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Category Archives: Students
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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Within hours of publishing yesterday’s blog about finding typos, I found myself facing this sign: EXPIERNCED HELP WANTED. Thought #1: A chance for employment! Thought #2: I don’t believe it. I am haunted by typos! EXPIERNCED Ouch! The sign was … Continue reading
Posted in Grammar, Proofreading, Retirement, Spelling, Students, Teaching 4 Comments
BIG plans for the BIG day–only: which day?
One of my new “Outer Circle” Twitter PLN friends counseled me to be sure to fully, properly celebrate the first day of my retirement. Be sure to plan something very special, she counseled. Don’t let the day pass without doing … Continue reading
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50 unused sick days: why I left them
Piggybacking on the last post: Yes! Despite my financial advisor’s advice to the contrary, I left fifty unused sick days on the table, in part, for all the reasons explained previously. However, if I’m honest with myself, there was yet … 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 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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not what, but who; joyfully (un)realistic!
The same undergraduate methods professor who introduced me to the Henry Adams quote, discussed in prior posts, that guided my teaching, gave the following words of wisdom, which he repeated often throughout our coursework, making them his mantra. I’m paraphrasing: … Continue reading
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