Tag Archives: culture

25 Random Things I Like

I’m stealing this idea inspired to write this from Paul who got the idea from Aaron who stole it from Jess.  It’s looking like the 12 days of blogging, right? At any rate, I’m not up to listing 100 things, so here’s 25. people who … Continue reading

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Billboards and Catholics

Did you know that no longer do people put billboards up with a bucket of glue, a brush and paper?  I kid you not.  I don’t know when it became an automatic thing.  Techno-billboards. At any rate,  almost every day … Continue reading

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The Shoe

The last week of school I was driving to work and my line of traffic had to stop for a school bus on the other side of the road.  I looked to my left and saw something in the road. … Continue reading

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Neither Jesus Nor Rabbits Lay Colored Eggs

What a strange holiday this is in the United States.  I’m hoping that my friends and readers from other countries can tell me how you celebrate Easter. I have done absolutely no research on this.  This is just an opinion … Continue reading

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In A Non-Niche Niche

When I started this blog, I intended it to be about teaching.  Particularly about the crazy things that happen in a classroom that are wholly unexpected and that education courses never talk about.  Which would make a pretty good college … Continue reading

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BICS is okay, but CALP? Forget it.

Wait, what?  I uttered this in our office the other day and everyone laughed. To help you understand why this could remotely be funny while not putting you to sleep instantly, here’s a quick, so-don’t-stop-reading, crash course on learning a … Continue reading

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Top 5 Favorite Songs

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I started a weekly series about my favorite books by genre.  I started with Saneteachers’ Weekly Genre Feature-Fantasy and thanks to being a knucklehead and very ADD, I never wrote another genre … Continue reading

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My Father And The Nuns

In the summer of 1963, while our family was living in Mt. Kisco, NY, my father, Harry Canavan Harvey, retired from the USAF. His last assignment was at Manhattan College, where he was Professor Of Aeronautical Science. While stationed near NYC, he earned … Continue reading

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Hairdressers and Coincidences

What are coincidences?  Are they truly random events that have a personal meaning to us so that we connect two events and think “Oh wow! What a coincidence”? Or as my mathematician friends will undoubtedly say, is there a statistical … Continue reading

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Letting The Genealogy Out Of The Bottle

“Mamoo, you have the same eyes and lips as this lady.”  I responded to my grandson with “Wow.”  Mamoo is the affectionate Gaelic word for grandmother, much like abuelita is the affectionate term in Spanish.  I have always identified myself … Continue reading

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