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While filling out a form at the DMV this week I was sitting on a bench beside a lady who appeared to be a bit older than I.  (All of them are older than I.)  I particularly noticed this one because she was muttering fairly...

It was 7:54 A.M. Thursday morning and I had an 8:00 appointment at Clinton Middle School.   When I pulled up something seemed wrong.  There wasn't enough activity.  Children should have been moving.  The parking area should been a beehive of activity.  Turning off the car...

One of the worst things that can happen to a charity is a cure for the disease for which they are raising money.  If a truly effective cure for cancer were found all the executives who work for the American Cancer Society would be hard...

Today I reminded my students that the semester is over in two weeks.  I received a rousing cheer.  Other than the fact that I wanted them to groan because they would no longer hear my splendid lectures, I remembered being a student and thinking the...

My students come from places I could not imagine.  They have done and seen things I wish never to see or hear of.  Today after class one of my students lingered.  I try to take note and not hurry out lest I miss someone who...

I was fascinated today to watch two women and one man eating at Taco Bell. For over ten minutes the two women were engaged in a conversation with each other while the man talked to them.  The problem was they weren't listening to him.  It...

Once a year the college sends someone to watch me teach.   They are assigned to evaluate me.  Usually it's a colleague who is quite sympathetic and for the most part says nice things.  To make it appear they were attentive to their assigned task they...

We spent the entire psych class this morning talking about friendship. There seemed to be a consensus that it would be difficult to maintain a friendship unless there was some mutual interest.  There needs to be some common ground for a lasting relationship. Someone laughingly...

This past week I heard at least four different parents say how much they miss their children but they are making the sacrifice of being away so they can earn enough to give the children the things they, the parents, never had.   Did any of...

I continue to be fascinated by language.  We learn words when we are very small and use them all our lives, often never thinking of why we use a particular word in a particular situation.  This morning we were welcomed to our spring graduation service. ...