Monthly Archives: January 2011

iPad, iPod, iPox

The title sounds almost like the Latin phrase we all learned in high school, meaning I love, you love, he loves, if I remember correctly. Well, of course, it is not Latin and, so far as I know, there is … Continue reading

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Worth Wild

As I continue to recover from my recent heart attack, I could not help but laugh  at this bit of wisdom penned by one of my students in 1969 which I had copied into my journal: “I had a strange … Continue reading

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The War on Terror

During the administration of George W. Bush and after the debacle of 911, the most prevalent term coined by that administration was fighting the “war on terror.” It was supposedly our reason for the preemptive strike in Iraq and the … Continue reading

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Subtitles to the Rescue

Do you remember when one of the biggest turn-offs at the movie theater was a foreign movie that had to be viewed with subtitles? It was all but impossible to watch the movie and read the subtitles. Well, welcome to … Continue reading

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My Reading Man

Before my retirement days, I taught high school and college English classes. The biggest handicap to that was not being able to read what I wanted to read. If I were teaching Macbeth, then I was studying and reading Mabeth, … Continue reading

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Pistol Packin’ Mama

How shocking was the news on Saturday, January 8, regarding the massacre at the political event hosted by Gabrielle Giffords. After the initial shock wave passed, the public and the press began to search for reasons for this unreasonable event. … Continue reading

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An Irrational Search for News

Two years ago, both my brother and I needed to trade cars. My 2001 model was using oil like crazy (I had to take cans of oil with me for just a trip down to Ft. Myers). We both ended … Continue reading

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