Monthly Archives: July 2006

Things Are Getting In Iraq~

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Sands Of Iwo Jima

Last week, one of my 12 year old students – a terrific WWII nut – asked me why the small island of Iwo Jima was such an important strategic hold when it was mostly rock, volcanic sand, and a non-functioning … Continue reading

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Things To Think About…

1- I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.2- Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back.3- Half the people you know are below average.4- 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.5- 42.7% of all statistics are … Continue reading

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Coach Randy Walker

Monday I received an Email from a student’s parent regarding a reschedule due to the mother needing to leave town for her cousin’s memorial service in Chicago. I responded with a few words of condolence, and learned shortly thereafter that … Continue reading

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History Lesson

Unless you know all four stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner you may find this most interesting. Bet most of you didn’t realize what Francis Scott Key’s profession was or what he was doing on a ship. This is a … Continue reading

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Molly McCLure

I got to thinking today about one of my former student’s grandmother, Molly McClure. Born as Mary Ella Karnes, in 1919, in Kentucky, her mother passed away a week after she was born and she was adopted by an uncle … Continue reading

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