Parents view of education and first days at school

Graham talks about his parents philosophy of education for their children and describes his keenness to start school.  
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ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOL...

         When I was a boy growing up in Somerton, Arizona, I fancied myself to be vastly more skilled in the art of athletic competition than I was, and I suffered significantly for my foolishness.      For example, I played football as a boy, and couldn't make...
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Heroes We Have Known

On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Heroes We Have Known Chau and Hahn Telling stories about other people is fraught with risk.  One risk is that they might be offended that something you have said might not be true; another risk is...
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Fire Girl Michelle

Fire Girl Michelle
Ever since I can remember, I have been interested in writing.  As a teenager, I would stay up late at night writing poems and stories while the rest of the family was sleeping.  Since I shared a room with my sister and could not leave the light on, I would sit...
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School Back in the Day

     In 1950, with my sixth birthday falling long after the cut-off date for beginning first grade, my parents placed me in private school. Mrs. Bode's School was a two-story white stucco house on Monroe St., just behind our house on Madison. If I stood in the back yard and looked...
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"Now a Certified Legacy Advisor"

"Now a Certified Legacy Advisor"
The Payson Chronicle came out with a news article "Golden Adams Now a Certified Legacy Advisor" today, 19 Sep 2012.  Along with the article is a photo of me holding the new "Legacy Matters" Program launced earlier this month.  It will be interesting to see if I have any contacts as...
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Three Gates

Three Gates
On the road to becoming a Private Pilot there were three “gates” through which I had to pass.  One was guarded by a medical doctor, the other two by a pilot. The medical doctor was obviously a man who clearly looked upon people who wanted to learn how to fly an...
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We Built It....We The People

We Built It....We The People
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   We Built It…..We The People It’s regrettable that politics has to be so partisan. On the one hand, the concept of partisanship is the engine that drives the development of political platforms by which voters can...
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The role of the union in my career as a Toy Librarian and Kindergarten Teacher

The role of the union in my career as a Toy Librarian and Kindergarten Teacher
Jill first joined a Union in 1977 when she became a Toy Librarian.  The Union was the SA Institute of Teachers. As the role of Toy Librarian was a new one, Jill became involved in establishing a workplace Award for Toy Librarians. She later was able to study to become a...
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School Sports

Joyce talks about playing basketball (netball) and tennis with the school teams and her structured PE lessons at primary school.  
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Recollections of my years at St Joseph's School

Jill shares her memories of school at St Joseph's, her love of reading and her horror of mental arithmetic.  
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High School

High School
Annette recalls her days at Marrayatville Primary School and Norwood High School in Adelaide during the 1960's.
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Where The Deer And The Etcetera Play

On the road…. again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Where The Deer And The Etcetera Play   When he looked out the back window this morning he spotted the waving tail of a grey squirrel. Nothing unusual about that; except that the squirrel in...
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Primary School Memories

Primary School Memories
Annette talks about her memories of primary school days in Marryatville - an eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, during the 1950's.
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Meeting A Young Navajo Artist

Meeting A Young Navajo Artist
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Quick Stroll Around Four States It was not a stroll around the block…it was a circular promenade at the perimeters of four states. At Four Corners, the intersection point of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New...
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Desolation Valley Wilderness Area, California

Desolation Valley Wilderness Area, California
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Grey Wall, Desolation Valley Wilderness Area   Haunting personal memories of the past are sometimes ugly ones, but in repeated exercises to maintain mental health, most of his preferred recollections induce smiles and pleasant thoughts. ...
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Joe Wanted To Attend Mass At The Vatican

Joe Wanted To Attend Mass At The Vatican
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Italy Joe Pellek was the first one to note that the bathroom in our hotel room in Genoa was all marble tile; the walls, the floor and the quaint bathtub.  Even the floor in the...
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Pretty Little Snake

Pretty Little Snake
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   C for Costa Rica The Switzerland of Central America is known as the country that has the most stable democracy in Latin America. Costa Rica is also a magnet for studies in tropical ecology,...
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Why Analyse A Post-It-Note? Why Analyse Anything We Read?

Why Analyse A Post-It-Note?  Why Analyse Anything We Read?
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Analysis of a Post-It Note   On some occasions the desire to write things down turns into exercises in analysis.  Some critics would point to his frequent efforts as one example of why Pellek, the Footloose...
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Bittersweet Memories Of Cambodia

Bittersweet Memories Of Cambodia
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   C is for Cambodia Cambodia was on the list of places to see before the Footloose Forester had to decide whether his sojourn out of Pakistan would turn south toward Australia, or continue east into...
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