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The child was mystified. The teacher repeated the question: “if I have an apple in my left hand and an orange in my right— take a wild guess: what is the question?” The child shrugged his shoulders, lips arched, hands … Continue reading

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Poem: After a a teaching career, one often meets ex-students, and this event is sometimes an occasion for contemplation. Continue reading

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from Black Jack’s basement

[Note: Blackjack was a persona I used over twenty years ago, when I was editing “The 21”, a union newsletter for highschool teachers in our end of Ontario.] So now it’s okay to be late by a day or a … Continue reading

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