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The One Lesson I Remember From Jr. High

When someone asks me about my junior high social studies classes, I can tell them very little. I just turned 40 this year, so junior high was quite some time ago. 1,261 more words


Step 4 - Soulseeker

Subtle title! Nay, it actually originated from Thomas Bergersen song from the album Illusions. I can spoil you that I have never had particular interest in believing in a random essence or “soul” that could be carried on from body to body by the celestial currents of time and space, however charming that sounds. 1,372 more words


Countryside #1- Book of the Wise Book Review

Countryside: The Book of the Wise by J.T. Cope IV

From Goodreads:

“You have a power within you, one that is within everyone…It’s the same power that fills that building, that keeps that tree alive…and the same power that has attracted your attention…I know it’s all a bit strange to you, but I assure you it is quite real…” Eleven-year-old Luke Rayburn has never seen a skyline without skyscrapers or fallen asleep to anything but the sound of traffic. 354 more words

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I Remember...

In ‘96/’97 life was so simple! I was in eighth grade, just entering high school, beginning to receive more freedom.

There was a soundtrack to this era: Hanson!! 165 more words

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Caught On Tape! Middle Schoolers Simulate Sex Acts, Pin Down Black Students While Yelling Racial Slurs

A racially charged video posted on social media has parents and civil rights activists in Henrico County, Virginia calling for criminal charges.

WWBT-TV confirms that Henrico Police launched an investigation into the group of Short Pump Middle School football players behind the video to determine whether to file charges. 277 more words

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The first 3 weeks at French collège


So, I have completed my first three weeks working at my collèges, or middle schools. I really like my job so far!

To recap, I am working as an English Assistant in 3 middle schools near Lyon.  1,780 more words


Two New Party Members ...again!

We were back at it after a week off for Fall Break (that’s what they call it but really the city needs the school buses for… 394 more words

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