“America is a most unserious place…Until it gets serious.”
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Some argue that the skill is obsolete, akin to learning how to use an abacus in the age of supercomputers. “[The] time kids spend learning to write curvy, connected words, is time kids could be spending learning the basics of programming and any number of other technology skills they’ll need in our increasingly connected world,” wrote blogger and podcast host Justin Pot in a spirited editorial rejecting the utility of such “anachronistic skill.”
But for me, holding a Bic ballpoint pen—that anachronistic tool—always takes me back to third grade penmanship class. Then, the cheap disposable pen was a trophy of achievement, and the day I upgraded from pencil to pen is as memorable as any graduation day.
I attended an all-girls private…
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“Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.”
July 30, 1945 — U.S.S. Indianapolis (CA-35) Torpedoed and Sunk
Anarchist — A political atheist; one who surveys the corruption in ruling institutions and the ills of society, then denies the possibility of the existence of a just and benevolent government