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RANDOM THOUGHTS

Is it true that “ethanol” comes from a Latin root meaning “Snake Oil”?

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RANDOM THOUGTS

So, let me get this straight . . . baseball and softball are no longer Olympic sports, but halfpipe snowboarding is? Lately, every article about Saddam Hussein’s trial describes him as “Haggard-looking”. I thought this was poor writing, until I … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHTS

The man has been shot, had most of intestines cut out, parkinson’s disease, a broken hip, and all the other things that happen to an aging human being, and you thought a little chest cold was going to stop him? … Continue reading

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Things I’m Thankful For Today

For no particular reason, I feel like listing some things I’m thankful for today, just off the top of my head: There will be no more Presidential debates for another four years I can read Ragweed levels are plummeting in … Continue reading

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Random Notes:

Paris Hilton is publishing a 198 page memoir. Personally, I’m going to wait for the movie version . . . oh, wait . . . never mind. I missed NBC’s coverage of Olympic water polo. Will someone please explain to … Continue reading

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Random Notes: I’ve been watching the Tour de France the last two weeks. Did you know when one of the front running riders falls or gets a flat tire, his competitors will slow down and let him recover and/or repair … Continue reading

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Media Notes: During Sunday’s NFL Playoffs coverage on Fox, did we really need a slow motion replay of Brett Favre putting on his helmet? With the telestrator for emphasis? Guys, please, it’s too much; bring it down a bit, huh? … Continue reading

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A REMINDER FOR ALL YOU KIDS: (This brief list was inspired by a few hours of television viewing. Lots of false messages being sent by lots of TV shows. As a public service, I present the following list of things … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF EDUCATIONAL TIME As all teachers know, the last week of school produces a phenomena wherein times begins to move at a slow, glacial, one might even say geological pace. I’m pretty sure I saw the clock … Continue reading

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