Why do those guys talk like that?

Who’s correct here? People north of the Canadian border or south? And I am talking correct pronunciation of certain words. When speaking of living in a house is it howse as the southern neighbors pronounce it or howoose as the northern neighbors pronounce it. When pronouncing the word about is it abowt or is itContinue reading “Why do those guys talk like that?”

Ronald Reagan brought an end to it all.

Fall 1962 I started my freshman year at East Los Angeles College. A community college under the oversite of the Los Angeles Unified School District. At that time the total enrollment of students for both day and night classes at ELAC were about 10K.After filling out the required forms and papers then selecting my desiredContinue reading “Ronald Reagan brought an end to it all.”

How did we ever make it out of Junior High?

Junior high boys are the most peculiar barbaric animals observed in the human world. And I am speaking boys of my own generation. Not middle school boys of the recent generations. And speaking of middle school I’m not really sure why we went from junior high designation to middle school classification. We societal wonks areContinue reading “How did we ever make it out of Junior High?”

He had magical mechanical healing powers.

My gearhead dad. My dad had to quit school in the eighth-grade. He said he’d would rather have stayed in school and play baseball for the school team and continue his studies. But his family needed him to work the farm because His father was down in north Texas working on a drilling rig inContinue reading “He had magical mechanical healing powers.”

Lets do a little A and B’ing.

So, let’s compare. Let’s compare party policy or as they use to say, platforms. Comparing what Republicans want from an election and their candidates versus the Democrat proposed policies or party platform and their candidates. Look this up from a credible source or call your respective party or candidate to verify. This is policy andContinue reading “Lets do a little A and B’ing.”

Write me a story.

Stepping lively in her new pink New Balance running shoes, Michael Anna was speeding between ancient class buildings. In a big freaking rush to get to her Third-World Economic class she was to lecture as an adjunct. Being a first semester senior, she had agreed to occasionally lecture with the agreement that the university wouldContinue reading “Write me a story.”

How to feed college kids.

I live in a college town. And I’m not a student. Just a retired guy. None the less I live in a bustling and busy town of post secondary students. As witnessed by others and me have notice about thirty-thousand teens and post teens shuffling about. Moving about on foot, on electric scooters, and motorbikes.Continue reading “How to feed college kids.”

Just in case there is a Pop quiz.

Here is your homework for today. Autocracy. You need to define autocracy. It means to rule by one person. Often considered a dictatorship. Look it up. All through the years of the Trump administration it was ruled by an authoritarian rule and mostly from one person. Surely you believe Webster’s dictionary, right? But as weContinue reading “Just in case there is a Pop quiz.”

Okies at school. Not all schools were this bad.

Charlie Boy the Okie sixth grader. This was 1956 in the sixth grade. My sixth grade teacher’s name was, and I’m not joking, Miss Longnecker. This is the truth. She was a “plus-size” woman. Fat and sometimes used a cotton braded rope as a belt for her tint size dress. She had long thin spindlyContinue reading “Okies at school. Not all schools were this bad.”

To hell with partisan politics.

I’m tired of it. We need someone or some group who can keep us on an even Kiel. The last president did his best to run our country into the ground. He was more taken by authoritarians and rogues than people vested in normal American politics. We knew he was capable of this by hisContinue reading “To hell with partisan politics.”