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Dear General Shinseki- part II

OK. I should have expected this. The students wrote their letters to General Shinseki on Thursday (see Dear General Shinseki) and they were more focused and on task than I had seen them all year. They were earnest and thoughtful. … Continue reading

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Dear General Shinseki

We have finished reading All Quiet on the Western Front and our last conversation in class about the book became a passionate discussion about how war seems to be such an absurd way of settling conflicts, especially in light of … Continue reading

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Team Rubicon

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day, originally Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00am in 1918. It is celebrated nationally today. There have been many tributes to veterans and soldiers … Continue reading

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Ready. Aim. Fire.

When we were young, every Memorial Day our family would join others in my father’s VFW Post 6909 in going to the local cemetery to pay tribute to the veterans. I remember the day as somewhat solemn for my parents, … Continue reading

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