Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cosmic Observation While Playing A Stupid Computer Game

We have created these bleak scenarios because they are full of drama and excitement. When we grow beyond the need for drama and excitement, we will stop creating these bleak scenarios. Advertisements

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ESL celebrations in class, part 2

My Beginning ESL students got their final certificates today.  Some will be moving on to the next level, some will be staying. See how sweetly these people from different countries treat one another, despite their different languages and religions. Yes, … Continue reading

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ESL celebrations in class, part 1

Today both of my ESL classes had celebrations, and around 50 students got certificates for completing their level.  It was a happy day for everybody. Below is my morning class, ESL Beginning (“Level 1”).  We will have our final day … Continue reading

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ESL Recognition Ceremony at WVOC

Today hundreds of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and lots of ESL teachers got together in Dellefield Park at West Valley Occupational Center to celebrate completing another semester. Assistant Principal of Adult Counseling Services Angela DiMascio was the M.C. The West Valley … Continue reading

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My Dad, who loved birds, Mom, science and Mother Nature

(NOTE June 17, 2018: This is a revised draft of a post originally titled, “My Father, The Sex Machine.” I changed the title, as it offended my siblings, and probably many others too polite to tell me so.) At the … Continue reading

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Song of the Seasons

Dear reader, This poem first marched into my head more than fifteen years ago.  It has evolved over the years, and it has helped me overcome many difficulties. The words of this poem might seem idealistic; but in my experience, … Continue reading

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Quarrel among the love doves

Once again the couple of mourning doves put on a little show.  This time I think they were having a lovers’ spat while conducting routine maintenance under the watchful eye of a local photographer (that would be me). These are … Continue reading

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