Archive for March, 2010

You Can Quote Me

March 30, 2010
By Mara Gordon
Greek Philosophers

One of the goals of education is to train future Masters of the Universe how to think outside of the box. This is a skill that any second rate debater will tell you is mandatory if she is to have even the slightest chance of winning. For how can she overcome an objection if...

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This Is It! Reviewed

March 29, 2010
By Mara Gordon
This Is It!

When We Saw It! asked me if I would like to write a review of the film, This is It! I was thrilled, but not for the reasons you may expect. Not because I think of myself, in anyway qualified to critique a documentary film for it’s cinematography, editing, directorial skill, or sound engineering. Nor...

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Are All Friends Alike?

March 20, 2010
By Mara Gordon
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My father always said that if, at the end of our lives we could honestly say that we had one friend, we would die rich.  That the word friend was not one to be used lightly. When I came home from school, and said my new friend this or my new friend that, he’d...

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Welcome to the Cape, Where Upper Is Lower

March 6, 2010
By Mara Gordon
rosie_the_riveter

You’re wondering why there is a picture of Rosy the Riveter here. Seems like every time you turn around, someone is using Rosy’s image for one cause or another. I will get to why the old gal’s here shortly.  In the meantime, let’s get caught up from where we left off. Last time I...

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Are Great Teachers As Rare As Platinum?

March 5, 2010
By Mara Gordon
Van Gogh Gachet, Private Collection

Great teachers make great leaders. Ask a CEO or inventor or whomever, and somewhere along the way, a teacher believed in him (or her) when he, perhaps didn’t believe in himself. The coach who recognized a student’s athletic ability; the music teacher who heard that perfect pitch through the cacophony of noise; or, maybe...

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