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RIP John McCain

mccain“Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. … I’m getting prepared. I have some things I’d like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see … I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times. … The bell tolls for me. I knew it would … I hope those who mourn my passing, and those who don’t, will celebrate as I celebrate a happy life lived in imperfect service to a country made of ideals, whose continued success is the hope of the world. And I wish all of your great adventures, good company, and lives as lucky as mine.”

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Starting 21st Year as Adjunct at Norwalk Community College

When I started there the Internet was new and Computers ran Windows 95.  There were no smart phones, no wireless, only primitive laptops and no tablets.  Man I have seen a lot.  It has made a huge difference both financially and keeping me in tune with what is going on.  Thanks to all involved.ncclogo

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More Connecticut tax figures

Connecticut right behind Mass

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My secret Sunday night pleasure.Poldark

poldarkAn Underrated Show on PBS

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Interesting that retail wages increasing

Very interesting that retail wages increasing

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CNBC, no Russia, no Stormy, just the facts

CNBC is the most underrated site on the Internet,

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Birth Dearth and Aging Population

Interesting article about birth dearth and aging population

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I have never read an article that says “sleep late”

many people up before 5

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Showing some love in Haiti – Block Island Times

A group of Block Island residents travelled to Haiti to continue repairing the damage that had been done by two hurricanes that battered the island in the past 10 years. Some of those who travelled, such as Dave Roosa and Dave Kane, have been to…

Source: Showing some love in Haiti – Block Island Times

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We should wake up to the rest of the world..

100% of French schoolchildren are learning a foreign language. That’s also the case in Austria and Norway. Poland and Spain aren’t far behind.

  • The median among European countries is 92% across primary and secondary school, according to Pew. In the U.S., that number is 20%.
  • New Jersey is the only U.S. state where more than half of students are learning a second language. Wisconsin, Maryland and Vermont are next at around one-third. The rate is just 9% in Arkansas, New Mexico and Arizona.
  • No sorpresas: Spanish is by far the most popular foreign language taught in the U.S. In Europe, it’s English.

Another global educational disparity is examined in this week’s Economist: the length of summer breaks…

  • “Their length ranges from three weeks in South Korea to three months in America, Italy and Latvia. … studies have found that children regress over the summer even in Belgium, Britain, Canada, Germany and Malawi, all of which have much shorter summer breaks than America’s.”