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For some folks the signs of fall include football season, a return to school and trees shedding their leaves. For me, fall is red hot applesauce. As long as I can remember I have visions of my grandma’s knobby fingers cutting, peeling and dicing apples with her silver-handled paring knife. She would hunch over the kitchen sink in the farmhouse, flanked by large boxes of freshly-picked apples until a large pot was filled to just the right amount.
Community Events, October 2015
The only "common sense gun law" that might have prevented the Oregon Community College shooting.
How does one introduce Shakespeare to teenagers? As soon as you mention the name of the famous playwright in a classroom, most students react in a Pavlovian fashion and tune out the lesson. I know, because I was one of them. Ever since reading Hamlet in the seventh grade, I never thought I’d really understand, let alone like, Shakespeare’s plays.
Americans are having a debate over what makes someone a good leader, according to George Friedman in a recent Stratfor article entitled, “The Crisis of the Well-Crafted Candidate”. The current debate over whether business experience matters much in politics was reinforced in A Christian Science Monitor article by Pieter Grier called, “Does Carly Fiorina’s Business Experience at HP Matter?” The current pool of presidential candidates demonstrates there is change in voter attitudes about what makes a good president.
It might help one problem, but exacerbate another.