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The joy of g*@&%$# language

February 22, 2011 by  
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by Renie Stag Smith I don’t want to sound like an old, prudish English teacher, but I’m getting a bit bored by the language that people find acceptable in media, business, and educational settings today. It seems that wherever I go, I am accosted by profanity and inappropriate language. As I walk down the halls […]

Life and Other Matters -Pam and Sherri Riff on the News: February 22, 2011

February 21, 2011 by  
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While Renie is out of town taking care of a family emergency, Sherri and Pam riff on the news: a mother who humiliates her son for getting bad grades, the use of social media in the middle east protests, and the offer of blow-up dolls for the Chilean miners.  It’s provocative and eye-opening, and sure […]

Heaving Heavily: Part 2

February 15, 2011 by  
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by Renie Stag Smith The part of the state that I live in has no hills, no major inclines, no mountains.  We have wind and lots of it.  Those of us who ride have a mantra, “the wind is my friend; it prepares us for mountains.”  Ha, no way! The first day of the tour, […]

Heaving Heavily: Part 1

February 8, 2011 by  
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by Renie Stag Smith Inhaling heavily, gulping for any oxygen in this thin mountain air, dizzy with exhaustion, I glance at the speedometer clamped to the handlebar of my bicycle.  Only ten miles an hour?  I’ve still got sixteen miles to go to the high school football field where I’ll pick up my tent, my […]

Just when I think about quitting

February 1, 2011 by  
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by Renie Stag Smith Did you ever think that the universe was giving you a sign?  Trying to wake you up?  Shake you up?  Make you do what she thinks is important? I think she’s been targeting me lately. Because whenever I get tired of the education business, the rampant failure of No Child Left […]