As I look over the comments I’ve made on students’ essays, I notice several commonalities tied into my teaching philosophy. Although I do comment on some of the mechanical issues of their writing, the majority of my comments are centered around the effectiveness and understandability of the writing, the generating of reader interest, and the […]
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Should we chip Abraham Lincoln’s image off of Mount Rushmore, because he said that black and white people could not live together in peace; because he believed the white race was superior; or because his favored disposition of freed slaves was not to establish them as American citizens with full rights but rather to ship […]
I spent some time today looking at a few online news sites and the following got my attention. “A new Merrill Lynch/Age Wave survey given exclusively to USA TODAY found 70 percent of adults ages 18 to 34 received financial support from their parents within the last year, with almost three in five millennials saying […]
Kate Smith, like her late entertainer John Wayne, has a bad time. From the MLB to the NHL, professional sports teams have decided to drop recordings of the singer's "God Bless America". On Thursday, the New York Daily News reported that the New York Yankees had decided not to play their 1939 patriotic song during […]
Both the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers have pledged to dump Kate Smith’s 1939 version of the patriotic classic from their playlists
American singer Kate Smith, is most famous for ‘God Bless America.’ But her songs ‘That’s Why Darkies Are Born’ and ‘Pickaninny Heaven,’ led the Flyers and Yankees to stop playing her.
After three women went missing within a 12-minute drive of her house, Jody Leon decided to act. A member of the Splatsin tribal community in southeastern British Columbia, she was distressed by the women’s disappearances and her proximity to them. In 2017, Leon founded the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Drone Search Team to find […]
Songs she recorded in the 1930s contained disturbing lyrics that demean black people. Published: April 19, 2019 at 05:30AM Sports By VICTOR MATHER from NYT Sports https://nyti.ms/2Xtzv87 Follow Bakerrs on Twitter We are Brrr..eaking News Across The World. About NYT The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated NYT and The Times) is an American daily newspaper, […]
“Let us go into the Sea of Cortez, realizing that we become forever a part of it; that our rubber boots slogging through a flat of eel-grass, that the rocks we turn over in a tide pool, make us truly and permanently a factor in the ecology of the region. We shall take something away […]
CONTENT SPIRITUAL MATTERS CLASSIFIEDS CALENDAR 1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS The Fruit of the Harvest Last week we looked at the unrealized potential of what a perfect wheat harvest might look like. Farming is impacted in every way by this world from the labor and threats involved to the variability and market acceptability of the end product. […]
The title refers to the general election that is underway in India, which was the subject of a NYT article last week. As the reporter states, democratic voting is simple: we count one vote per person. But how we make it possible or desirable for eligible voters to cast that one vote and how we […]
It was an unexpected teaching moment for Fox News — a lesson that all the fear mongering in your playbook doesn’t carry quite so far when you confront a mass movement for transformative change that will dramatically improve people’s lives. In a town hall April 15 with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Fox host Bret Baier threw […]
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54 long, arduous, difficult and intolerable years between Stanley Cup championships for the New York Rangers.