Category Archives: Education

what education?


sitting in an overstuffed chair, pontificating about one’s preferred view of reality, suggesting that we are all philosophers, strikes me as an odd way to claim that you know what you are doing, let alone know who you are. yet, … Continue reading

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An Exhaustive Treatise On The Mating Habits Of The Ruby-Nosed Fricative


Piffle! The End.

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the society for the prevention of hostility toward unabridged dictionaries


where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone long time a passin where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone long time ago where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone gone to dumpsters every one when will they ever learn? when will … Continue reading

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An epidemic of maladjustment


The news makes me tired. Really. I read from line to line, looking for something positive, but no, it’s like a whirlwind of despair has struck the heart of America, and Europe, for that matter. Maybe it is different in … Continue reading

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Polymers are our friends, polymers make us happy


I know nothing about polymers. Nothing. If I drove by a polymer on my way to work, I’d fail to recognize whether it existed in a solid, a liquid, or a gas. I wouldn’t even recognize its personality. To say … Continue reading

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My dog can read…why can’t yours?


I love government, sometimes they show us just how intelligent our pets are. I was minding my own business one day, bound for one of the most challenging hiking experiences in northeastern West Virginia, when I came upon this sign … Continue reading

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another day


colored lights….must be Christmas…movie spotlight…a church band singing “Here I am to Worship”…”Go Tell It On The Mountain”…and an angel on stage…backpacks hugging corners and edges of the common corridors…a circle of children smiling and praying…jackets hanging on command post … Continue reading

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Wanna you like?


Warning: A sense of humor may be dangerous to your health. may cause hiccups, nasal drainage, outbursts of socially unacceptable humor, barking farts, drooling, and other humor-induced secretions. Please use caution while laughing…. Spamland is a place where intriguing inboxes, … Continue reading

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The holy cat


This is a story about a cat who sinned at Catholic school and remained unrepentant until he traveled home with my father. ‘Tis only after my grandmother poured holy water on his head that he so changed, that the cat … Continue reading

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Baptizing the masses…in a clawfoot tub


When you’re in college, you do crazy things. You may ingest a half dozen donuts in half an hour, stay up 48 hours drinking motor-oil-flavored soda pop, or….baptize people in your bathtub. The latter occurred one night while I was … Continue reading

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