Tag Archives: School

My Father’s Plan

My father always planned for my brother and I to go to college. He was the youngest of eight children and I was his youngest. Still, very few members of our generation had gone to college and none of his … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Going Old School

I don’t mean to imply that I took today’s photos on a film camera; the title is more literal than figurative. Today’s doors are actually hanging on three old school buildings in Windsor, Connecticut that have dodged the wrecking ball. … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Guest Lecture

Those of you who follow the Thursday Doors series knew this was coming. It has little to do with the doors, and surprisingly, it has little to do with my lecture. Oh, don’t worry, (or perhaps I should say don’t … Continue reading

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Remembering a Different A-to-Z Challenge

Despite the fact that a bunch of my blog-buddies just passed the April A-to-Z challenge midpoint, I can’t say the phrase “A-to-Z” without remembering a meeting of the Home and School Association where the subject was fundraising. The subject was … Continue reading

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The Jupiter Effect

Today’s story more closely fits the serious part of the theme of No Facilities. This story started 50 years ago this week and my telling it is long overdue. I met Marty on the playground on my first day of … Continue reading

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Algebra and Other Painful Necessities

I have always been of the opinion that everybody needs to slog their way through Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Chemistry and Physics on their way to a high school degree. Recently, Andrew Hacker, a professor of political science at Queens College, … Continue reading

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A Nerd’s Lament

MS-DOS turned 30 today. I am old enough to remember when the popular saying was “Don’t trust anyone over 30” and although people are still fighting over who actually said that (Jerry Rubin or Jack Weinberg) it hardly matters. 30 … Continue reading

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