Monthly Archives: November 2015

What is truth?

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Every year as we study the Constitution, I show the students Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It is an amazing 1939 film with an incredible cast —Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Harry Carey, Claude Rains— directed by Frank Capra. … Continue reading

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Crab apple butter

JB has always talked about how his mother made crab apple jelly and jam. The family would pick crab apples in Humboldt Park and she would cook them with plums, cinnamon, allspice, and sugar. After using a food strainer to … Continue reading

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Retiring

It has taken me a while. I have had to be reminded several times to do it. But today I finally sent my resignation letter to school. Everyone has known that I will be retiring this year but it hasn’t … Continue reading

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