Category Archives: Bureaucracy and the size 8 shoe

The Obama School Lunch Menu versus the Warren Buffett Menu

Warren Buffett will be 85 years old this year.  He is one of the wealthiest men in the world.  He was a big and early supporter of Barack Obama’s political career.  He is the  largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway.  He … Continue reading

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Fishy Friday

I hate fish.  Well, perhaps that’s going too far.  But the less I eat, the better.  I keep canned salmon on hand as part of an emergency food supply (earthquakes, power outages, and so on.)  When I did a lot … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Language Learning: the Good and Bad of the Pimsleur Method

The goal of the Pimsleur  method is to teach the spoken language without an accent.   The method claims that you learn to speak as a baby learns the native language. I think it is a worthy goal to learn … Continue reading

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Public Schools as Parental Malpractice

Here is another one of these stories about the public schools and the size 8 shoe.  A ten year old girl with a family history of skin cancer was forbidden from bringing sunscreen on a field trip by school district … Continue reading

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The Face of Public Education in the U.S. today.

I promised myself that I would not take up politics on this site, and that I would remain positive and offer positive ways to help people improve their lives.  But this picture of this young man’s  face and that alleged … Continue reading

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