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Today’s Title Is… Addressing Gun Violence In America

Today’s Title Is… Addressing Gun Violence In America

I had hoped to write this when we weren’t in the aftermath of another mass shooting, but that appears to be impossible. Let’s begin with certain realities. First, do we really have a gun problem in America? Millions of Americans are willing to accept over thirty-thousand gun deaths annually as the price to pay for …

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Dear Anyone and Everyone Associated with M*A*S*H

Dear Anyone and Everyone Associated with M*A*S*H

I’ve probably watched more TV than I should, but I think that’s better than illegal drug use, drinking, or gambling. When I was growing up, I loved sitcoms and detective shows, and also enjoyed shows like “Combat” and “Gallant Men”. Those two were World War II shows where the American soldiers always accomplished their mission …

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Dear Tony

Dear Tony

Although we haven’t seen each other in years, I think about you occasionally. I know it doesn’t sound very pleasant or encouraging, but I usually think of you at funerals and wakes I attend. You may not remember this, but…

Today’s Title Is… Fixing the National Football League

Today’s Title Is… Fixing the National Football League

The National Football League needs some “fixing”. There have been way too many controversies, the tv ratings are down, and, quite honestly, the attitudes relating to, and the image of the league, could stand improvement. To be clear, I’ve never been an NFL player, coach, owner, etc. For that matter, I never played in high …

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Today’s Title Is… Classroom Priorities

Today’s Title Is… Classroom Priorities

Teachers have so many decisions to make each day regarding instruction and classroom management. I found over the years that there were “smaller” specific issues that I could deal with quickly so that they didn’t take up a lot of time and didn’t have a lasting affect on my instruction. It’s not that they didn’t …

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Today’s Title Is… The Pile Grows

Today’s Title Is… The Pile Grows

One source for subjects for my blog, “Today’s Title Is…”, is the newspaper. I read the Albany Times Union each day and tear out stories that may become blog topics at one point. I try to balance using positive and negative articles, but it seems that the bad outweigh the good by a lot. Regardless, …

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Dear Guy Who Skipped Stones

Dear Guy Who Skipped Stones

Now, I know you probably weren’t trying to show off that day on the beach, except maybe for the girl you were with. After all, if you were, you would’ve chosen a bigger beach with more people on it, rather than our local beach where there was probably about five of us there. Not to …

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Dear Andy

Dear Andy

You were one of my “big three” from my earlier tv years and I always hoped I’d have the chance to meet you. I grew up in the 1960’s and watched a lot of television, including The Andy Griffith Show. I developed this desire to live in “Mayberry”. I suppose…