Tag Archives: Education

We Are All Invited —

  Come, come whoever you are, Wanderer, worshipper, lover of learning, It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, come yet again, come. —-     Jelalu’ddin … Continue reading

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Jen Earns an A — in Artichokes!

Jen, of the delightful Random Acts of Writing, blogs close enough to where I live to visit once in a while. After a recent post about artichokes, she commented that she’d tried not long ago to cook and eat an … Continue reading

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My Fountain of Youth

The 16th century conquistador Juan Ponce de Léon spent a lot of time and money in the New World looking for the fabled Fountain of Youth, the mythical water source that would make people young again. He never found it, … Continue reading

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A Physician’s a Musician…

and Safety is his Mission! (as reported in the New York Times): I was never much for rap music, but this video is the BEST! It’s “Gap Rap,” a rap about safety in the New York subways, and it’s one … Continue reading

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