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Rethinking Education

Education is culture under restraint.  Culture is free.

- Leo Tolstoy

What does education mean to a refugee?

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34- Civilizing a Barbarian

Alexandre:  “Why do I always burn

my grilled-cheese sandwiches!”

Jean-Pierre, joining him in the kitchen

to commence a lesson on food alchemy:

”So… what is… 759 more words


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“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” – Socrates, “On Exile” by Plutarch

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28- How to Ruin a Dinner Party

Emily (to Jean-Pierre):  “Papa, I got stung by a bee

and it swelled up my hand to the size of a sausage.”

Jean-Pierre:  “A sausage?  What kind of sausage?” 896 more words


26- Where Boobs are of National Interest

Emily, referring to the light

recently illumined above the computer:  “Dim it!”

Jean-Pierre (to me):

“Did you hear our daughter’s language?!”

Jean-Pierre (to Emily):  “Don’t swear!” 482 more words


Formula-Feeding and My idea of Being American

In the past 5-6 years as a social worker working with immigrants from various countries, I do not know how many times I have come across clients who thought feeding formula vs your own breast-milk was being more… 508 more words

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My Father: How Moving to America Has Shaped his Perception

My Father: How Moving to America Has Shaped his Perception

           of America and his Own Identity               

by Max Bauer, July 2014

For over a century, since the first major wave of immigrants started coming to America in the 1880’s, the United States has captured the imagination of people all over the world looking for prosperity. 4,646 more words