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  1. about 1 hour ago on Herman

    The shock hit me, too, but that was in the 1950’s. I had left college earlier for military service. Later, when I applied to a different school I was told I needed a basic math course to complete my enrollment. Naturally, they wanted to fill the ‘jock’ classes, (I wasn’t one) so there I was, tryng to translate algebra into a language I could understand, surrounded by guys who could barely spell the word. A huge change in just 7 years. Cant’t say there has been a great improvement since.

  2. about 4 hours ago on Back to B.C.

    Thank goodness for East Coast weather. If there hadn’t been a storm, they might have landed and set up shop in Virginia. What a difference that would have made.

  3. about 4 hours ago on Moderately Confused

    And this is wrong how? :} )=

  4. about 4 hours ago on Herman

    The ‘mortar board’ kinda indicates the class is above the high school level, yet the math suggests a very low course level. Could be the old cliche about the Math Level 000 course for freshman scholarhip athletes.

    At least, with the once-and-done system in place nowadays, schools only have to fake the classroom attendance record for a year. Used to be it lasted longer.

  5. about 4 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Those extra fingers usually are found among pols, whose abilities to lift funds from reluctant donors’ pockets are second to none.

    Elizabeth Taylor was one of a kind. As with most greats she did some fabulous work along with some truly over dramatized relationships that mirrored her marriage to Richard Burton.

    By the way, that same movie also included one of the largest moving set pieces ever built – the pyramid throne she rode through the gates.

    If, as some comedies have suggested, aliens have been watching our ‘history’ beamed into space, then John Wayne’s voice should be familiar to some of them. Seeing him in western gun-fight movies might be one reason some have never wanted to visit Earth. The chaos caused by a certain recent pol might be another.

  6. about 5 hours ago on The Grizzwells

    Sounds a bit like the _Does anyone remember my password for . . . _ (insert the name here)?

  7. 1 day ago on Frazz

    Socrates would dub her his most promising follower. She teaches more by indirection, as he did, than by any other method. Mrs. Olsen is very fortunate. She can see a direct relation between her efforts and the student’s progress.

    Teaching seemingly brings few positive returns. Some students seem to appreciate their efforts, but rarely ever say or show it directly. Teachers must measure their own effectiveness in small increments – the improved grades, attitudes, and expanded outlooks of those they teach.

    In case anyone is wondering, I taught for 25 years, and thus have a fair idea of what it was like.

  8. 1 day ago on Frazz

    Your former teachers would appreciate hearing that from you.

  9. 1 day ago on Back to B.C.

    the under appreciated and under water artist.

  10. 1 day ago on Non Sequitur

    Most of the ancestor dot coms promised great results for any search but this one nearly shut them down.