Tag Archives: America

Oh, oh, oh, Olympics.

Since I can remember the Olympics, and for the detail oriented among you that would be Summer Games, Montreal, 1976 (a.k.a. Nadia) I have been a superfan. Like millions of other girls I took up gymnastics soon after that summer, … Continue reading

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The Senses of Place and Sensation of Palaces.

San Francisco in the summer has a rather infamous legacy. The most well-known, and consistently mis-credited sentiment to this is that “the coldest winter I/he/she ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Mark Twain did not say this. No … Continue reading

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Of course I remember where I was.

“Not long after I first came to the anchor chair I briefly signed off using the word ‘courage.’ I want to return to it now, in a different way, to a nation still nursing a broken heart for what happened … Continue reading

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Who are you calling stupid?

There is something really bad going on in American education. And I do not mean √° La Mala Educaci√≥n… which would at least be interesting. It something pretty serious though. One of my illustrious [former] administrators once announced at a … Continue reading

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