Monthly Archives: March 2011

Annually Boring

 The Academy Awards presentation has come and gone again. This year’s event lived up to expectations — boring and mostly inane. There was no big musical number to introduce the evening, and the two chosen to MC fought all evening … Continue reading

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The Occidental Tourist

Many years ago, I made a trip to Greece which included cruising the Greek islands. It was a terrific cruise and and became even more exciting when the ports of call were unexpectedly extended to include Istanbul. Now there was … Continue reading

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Seeking

Many years ago when I was teaching high school and we still had home rooms, the Supreme Court ruled that requiring students to repeat the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional. Some of the students immediately exercised their new rights not … Continue reading

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Is That Me? (repeat)

I live alone. I keep myself busy and have the run of the house. When I arise in the morning, I have a routine that I follow that gets my day started. I drink a bottle of water, read in … Continue reading

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My First Shit

This blog is unusual in that it is a memory from my journal. It indicates my frustration with teaching 10th graders in a drop-out prevention program in 1989: Drugs and sex are my students’ predominant motivators; therefore, how can I … Continue reading

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Birth Days

 I was born March 20, 1938 in Clinton, SC. Yes, today is my 73rd birthday, and I’m reminiscing. My big celebration today will be to go to Denny’s for my free Grand Slam breakfast. Of course, I anticipate phone calls … Continue reading

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The Catastrophe Channel

When we have catastrophes like the one now in Japan, all other cable news takes a back seat to the “giant” news. What is going on with Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin? What is happening in Libya with the rebels … Continue reading

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