Category Archives: Personal

Surprises in Education

Let me be the first to inform you,
that arrogance and attitude can,
-in fact, be intimidation.
A form of power play.
A form of abuse of people. Period. Continue reading

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“I’m Moving On” (DRAFT)

a song recorded by Rascal Flatts. My note: I find myself reflecting on my life, including my behavior, feelings, actions, etc. all the time. I always have, it’s been part and parcel of trying to figure out who I am … Continue reading

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An Argentinian Poet said…

Argentinian poet Antonio Porchia wrote: “I know what I have given you, I do not know what you have received.” Absolutely nothing but the truth.  I think about my kids this time of year.  I don’t know of a parent who … Continue reading

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Writing Sample about Racial Discrimination

  The first slave to arrive in North America came in 1619.  The mentality used to justify and continue the practice of using humans for their labor, keeping them under control via intimidation and violence of all kinds has left … Continue reading

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Who is the Loser & Sucker?

From Alfred Rowe, 12/18/2001: ” The post card that your dad (Alvin C. Rowe) sent mom (Lily McClaskey Rowe) was taken at Fort Ord and was when your dad was doing his six months duty at Fort Ord. The line … Continue reading

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That Sense of Dread…

  I have been dealing with a horrible sense of dread this past week or so.  I kept looking at the calendar wondering if it was an “anniversary” time.  It took me until yesterday to realize.  My father died 37 … Continue reading

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Not all Entitled, Racist Pigs are Policemen

I was good until the camera’s zoomed in on the lines of police, and all them holding those black night sticks. Today flashbacks, yesterday tears… Continue reading

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Guarding the Golden Door by Roger Daniels

An essay I wrote today about a book, Guarding the Golden Door by Roger Daniels,  we are reading for a history class at OSU called Immigration to America from 1880. I wasn’t going to post it here, but I mention … Continue reading

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Spanish Franciscans, French Jesuits, & White Slave Holders

Note: Spring 2020 quarter has started.  We were asked to answer a question relating to this weeks reading in our United States and Religion class.  My one or two paragraph answer turned into an imperfect essay.  🙂   But, I got … Continue reading

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That Damn Virus

There are now 3 known cases of the corona virus in Oregon.  All in Northern Oregon, one in more the Eastern side.  None close to me and where I live, however… For those who actually are keeping up with this … Continue reading

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