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Every man or woman eventually pines for the days of the past, at least occationally, and either marvels or shudders at the speed at which thing happen, change, and disappear.  Unfortunately, most of these observations of culture are drowned in sentimentality and eventual contempt for “the crazy things kids do nowadays.” But our collective memory… Read More What is this?

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The Cuckoo’s Nest: My Days in a Spanish Elementary School: Part 6

Television and radio presenter Art Linkletter was an orphan who was moved from Canada as a child to live in San Diego, California. He was married for 74 1/2 years.  He was a major investor in the patented hula-hoop, without whom it may never have existed. During the Great Depression, he hitched on trains around the… Read More The Cuckoo’s Nest: My Days in a Spanish Elementary School: Part 6

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The Cukoo’s Nest: My Days in a Spanish Elementary School: Part 1

Often, to work as an assistant to anything is to work under the assumption of indefinite mediocrity. Interns, trainees, newbies in general, all muddle through their jobs with the hope that someday there will be promotion, advancement or at least a more decorated CV. The  young helper cannot afford to expend all that untapped intellect and potential (reminders of… Read More The Cukoo’s Nest: My Days in a Spanish Elementary School: Part 1

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