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Yep, done with the Detroit experiment. Not that the free contact buzz was necessarily an issue at times, but non stop is/was a bit much. I loved MY space but the building itself, along with the management’s inability to follow through with any sort of enforcement with regard to people smoking weed in the hallways in the middle of the afternoon on a Tuesday, as well as the lack of any sort of cleaning in the rest rooms to make them smell even a little less like 20 people just pissed on the floor, made it an easy choice. 372 more words

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The Minnesota Twins, Veterans, and my fourth grade teacher

(this article was written for and appeared in the Aug. 13, 2016 issue of the Hometown Focus of Virginia, Minnesota)

Baseball is a very American thing. 892 more words

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Why Not in the City Too?

This is a follow up to the piece written below, Why Not in the City, from 2006…

What Gym? Looking Back 20 Years and Realizing We Were Right All Along… 3,079 more words

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The necessity of decency in teaching - and elsewhere.

After 34 years of teaching, there’s a whole lot I learned about the profession. Here are three of them.

If I insult students with handicaps . 42 more words

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LET’S DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM HYPHENS

For at least one day, on our own Independence Day, let’s focus our attention on the word that comes AFTER those hyphens that are so popular nowadays. 272 more words

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Trump and Clinton? Really?

Two years ago, it would have been ridiculous to consider that Hillary Clinton would emerge as the ‘old-school” establishment candidate.

Two years ago, Donald Trump was a mere TV name with some celebrity from his business dealings. 753 more words

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Meanwhile, Downtown at Mac’s Bar . . .

… an effort to write what could be a monologue in a play . . .

Siddown and listen, willya? Look, it ain’t rocket science at all. 539 more words

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