Category Archives: Education

My Favorite Writing Assignment

My Favorite Writing Assignment I was an English teacher for 31 years, and I had a lot of writing assignments I liked.  What follows is my favorite. Not the best or most important, actually. The best one ran for three … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Plants Named Bob

The Saga of the Plants Named Bob I taught various English courses at Juanita High School from the fall of 1989 to the spring of 2000, when I retired from teaching to enter the exciting world of the motorcycle business. … Continue reading

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How to replace the Battery in the Key Fob of your Rocket 3

How to Replace the Battery in the Key Fob of your Rocket 3 This was a new one for me.  Fifty-four years of riding and I’ve never needed a new battery for the key fob of a motorcycle.  Of course, … Continue reading

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How to Con Yourself to Better Fitness

Hope to Con Yourself to Better Fitness We all want to be fit and healthy.  Unfortunately, the rigors of life often conspire to make that difficult, due to work and family and other factors leading to the constant search for … Continue reading

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The Flat Learning Curve

The Flat Learning Curve Are you familiar with the concept of the learning curve?  It is an inexact measurement of how quickly a subject is accepted and internalized. If you sign up for a class you want to take, whether … Continue reading

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An idea for an advanced degree

An Idea for a Master’s Thesis Or maybe a doctorate – probably in Sociology. It occurred to me several months ago (when wearing a mask for virus protection was still debatable), that my motorcycle friends seemed to all have adopted … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Safety Is in Your Head

Motorcycle Safety Is in Your Head Not all of it, of course. Or even most of it. Still, here are three ideas you might consider adding to your riding equipment.  It won’t cost you anything to read about them, or … Continue reading

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Kids Today!

Kids Today… I’ve been hearing this expression since I was… a kid, usually uttered by adults with a shake of the head, followed by a litany of complaints.  Kids have no respect, they do not listen, they have no work     … Continue reading

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The Value of Facebook, and Teaching is Forever

The Value of Facebook, and Teaching is Forever Facebook is often criticized, at times justifiably. My experience, however, has been extremely positive.  This year has been “challenging,” to understate. In a period of a couple of months both of my … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Inappropriate Man – a Book Proposal

Confessions of an Inappropriate Man – A Book Proposa Reader note: It has come to my attention that if you are reading this on a smart phone, my entire website does not display.  Among other horrors, this prevents you from … Continue reading

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