Once Upon a Time….

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    The reason behind Paul Ryan’s Budget, to cut funding for the arts, is “hypothetically justified” according to Ryan,  because it will eliminate the “political interference” that those programs provide—as if the “political interference” is somehow a broader problem [in America]. If you are trying to illustrate circular logic to your students, this is …

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Originally posted on M.C. Tuggle, Writer: Deena Weisberg is a senior fellow in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her specialty is “imaginative cognition,” which studies how imagination boosts one’s ability to learn. Her research demonstrates that children absorb new material taught in the context of a fanciful scenario better than they do when… via Why …

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Originally posted on The Tony Burgess Blog: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These lines are from the poem “The New Colossus,” written by Emma Lazarus… via …

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This series covers the issues that surfaced in 2015. I had it done at the beginning of 2016, but I have been somewhat slow getting it posted. Southwest Asia, Part 2 Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is an Indian-American who has lived in Qatar for more than a decade. Initially, she held an administrative staff position with […] via …

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Originally posted on fauxcroft:
Divinity of being from carrying out good deeds and acts selflessly even at the cost to yourself is a rare quality found in many but those who it resides in are awakened souls of grace, light and love. This have never been seen in those who seek power, materialism and greed,…

Originally posted on fauxcroft:
Silencing the mind when the time is right is good for the soul. Silencing your voice when your rights are being taken is bad for your whole being. Awakening is knowing when to be silent and when to make a noise.