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Most Romantic Poem Ever (Perhaps)

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somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond any experience, your eyes have their silence: in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are too near your slightest look easily will unclose me though i have closed myself as fingers, you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching skilfully,… Read more »

Thanksgiving: What High Schoolers Are Thankful For

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Recorded in my English II Honors class. They did a great job (as they usually do).  I think you’ll enjoy this Thanksgiving treat.  Hearing it from some who have a lot to be thankful for. Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.  

Thanksgiving: High School Students Reflect

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May Books Be Blessed

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“Books are besieged by a great many embattled enemies… but from books comes the food of the mind. It is not good for the stomach to be without food for a long period, and it is very much worse for the mind.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

Required Video Watching: Friedman & Obamacare

“The only cases in which the masses have escaped from…grinding poverty, the only cases in recorded history, are where they had Capitalism and (largely) free trade.” ~~ Milton Friedman A book that should be required reading in every high school across the nation (and re-viewed again in college) is the late Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom. Friedman presents very clear… Read more »

A Letter To My Father…

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Men are capable of caring.  They really are.  They just have to be reminded once in a while that they’re supposed to care.  I can attest to this reality in my own life.  I care deeply about my family.   Yet major life events come and go in the lives of my loved ones and I’m where?  Nowhere to be seen. … Read more »

One Day, You Will Be Old… A Cautionary Tale?

Ever see those people, even in their teens, and you can already see what they’ll look like when they’re in their mid-thirties, forties, even much older? They’re children still, yet you can see them all too clearly at 42 and 59.  It’s an odd feeling, and usually sad to behold.  It’s like looking past their current vibrancy and promise, seeing… Read more »

Eight Books to Begin a Personal Library for Young Men…

The list was originally going to be for young people regardless of sex, but when considering the different books, I kept getting different results when the intended audience was a female versus a male.  Perhaps a list for young women will someday follow.  For now, Enjoy these selections!  They’ve been quite formative in my own life.  I can hope that… Read more »

Nationalizing Education: Not Just a Healthcare Scare

We as citizens should be just as opposed to nationalizing the ABC’s as we are when it comes to taking “two of these” and calling the federal government in the morning.