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About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.

Trust vs Transparency

After reading about the differences between the Page/ Strozok hearings on both major news services is it just possible that all congressional hearings should take place behind closed doors where neither side or the witness felt that their posturing was … Continue reading

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The Cold Gray Minnesota Rain

There is something about a summertime cold Minnesota rain. It falls softly and everything in the sandy soil greens up almost immediately. It falls straight down usually with no wind but the sound on the leaves is very soothing. The … Continue reading

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Drawing Lines Where None Should Exist

A baker refuses to serve a potential customer in Denver. A florist refuses to serve a potential customer in Washington State. A restaurant owner refuses to serve a potential customer in Virginia. All three acted on their own personal beliefs. … Continue reading

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The Fringe Element

This is a bag. Its purpose is to carry things from here to there. To store things. To have a valuable function.  Attached to the bag by a very thin and tenuous grip are “Fringes.”  The fringe tends to draw … Continue reading

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Brains Do Not Equal Smart

  I carve, wood burn and paint gourds as a hobby. Over the years  have learned the following things about gourds. Most importantly, when you work with a  gourd  you always have greater success when you recognize what a gourd … Continue reading

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Half A Loaf

There is an old English proverb: “Throwe no gyft agayne at the giuers head, For better is halfe a lofe then no bread.” Today we might say, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. “half a loaf is better … Continue reading

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“50 Years And Counting”

Today is our 50th wedding anniversary. I  proposed to my wife on one knee in front of a ratty old couch in The Parkwood Estate. An overly glorified name for a  trailer parked at the edge of nowhere in North … Continue reading

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