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A koi birthday!

JB has been enamored with fish, specifically koi, in his latest paintings and is filled with the latest trivia on the koi’s origins and history (information you didn’t even think of wondering about — like how koi are different from … Continue reading

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Personal Timelines woven with world events

My students seem to have a bit of trouble with chronology. I thought it would be a good and creative exercise for them, as we embark on the period of Reconstruction, to create a timeline of their lives and then … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart speaks to Sally Ride

Sally Ride died two days ago, the day before Amelia Earhart’s birthday 115 years ago (July 24, 1897). Ride was the first American woman in space. Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. A year ago, Emily … Continue reading

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“How to Be Perfect” by Ron Padgett

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxEverything is perfect, dear friend. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx—- Kerouac Get some sleep. Don’t give advice. Take care of your teeth and gums. Don’t be afraid of anything beyond your control. Don’t be afraid, for instance, that the building will collapse as you … Continue reading

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Kokinshu (Kokin Wakashuu) is an anthology of 1100 poems written in the 12th century. The author of this poem is unknown. 竜田河 もみぢみだれて 流るめり わたらば錦 なかやたえなむ tatsutagawa momiji midarete nagarumeri wataraba nishiki naka ya taenamu Tatsuta river – red leaves … Continue reading

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