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I administered a quiz today that consisted of 25 matching terms with definitions. As I collected them I noted that some students left blank spaces.  I would not collect the quiz until they filled them in.  “But,” one of them said, “I don’t know the...

During the intermission of a high school play this afternoon my wife purchased cookies the students were selling to raise funds.  As she walked away she unknowingly dropped a plastic baggie containing two cookies.  Just then a really little guy probably less than three years...

Over 2600 dogs are competing in this year’s Westminster Dog Show.  We love our dogs.  They afford us unquestioning devotion, protection and companionship.  They are therapeutic for the ill and of aid to all manner of occupations.  Several years ago we had Russian visitors and...

Walden Pond is frozen over this evening and by tomorrow night it will be covered with more than two feet of snow.  We are in for a big one.   Weathermen are using the “Blizzard” word.  Tomorrow will be a different kind of day than when...

Selfishness pervades my being.  Try as I might, all my attempts to be kind, generous and thoughtful of others lead me to an examination of my motives.  Through the years I have learned that like begets like.  “A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous...

For supper this evening I found one of those little boxes of Fruit Loops cereal in our pantry.  It must have been left over from a time when the grandchildren visited.  I can’t remember when I last had Fruit Loops, maybe in the 70’s.  I...

It’s cold.  Really cold.  There are mountains of snow in parking lots. That made the electronic sign in front of Walgreen all the better.  In big bright red letters it said, “We sell ice.”   Aha, a variation on the old saying about carrying “coals to...

I had a student who did not name his children until their first birthday.  He told me he wanted to name each child something that was appropriate for the child’s personality.  I have to admit it made a lot more sense than the way most...

I love people who are self-individualized.  So many of us try to fit in and not draw attention.  It seems that we don’t want to be noticed, as if we are fearful to be different. I have a student who comes to class each day...

One of my students today asserted the premise that promises are only binding if circumstances remain static.  My contention was his position made promises useless because circumstances are always changing.  No one day is like another.  As time passes we become different people.  I look...