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Why Do We Have A Teacher’s Crisis? &Raquo; Marc Joseph

Why Do We Have a Teacher’s Crisis?

According to The Washington Post, our teacher shortage has grown 35% in the 37 states they monitor to over 49,000 vacancies. For example, Arizona has 2,890 openings, more than 1,000 from the previous year. West Virginia was missing 1,500 teachers, which is a 50% increase from the previous year. So, what is causing this shortage […]

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Mechanical Failure &Raquo; Notes To Self By Mark Obrien

Mechanical Failure

I don’t think I fully understood or appreciated the effect political correctness has had on language until I took my car to the repair shop one morning last week. Ernie, the service manager who wrote up my service order, told me he’d call to let me know what his team found, to get my permission […]

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Ideation Vs Ideology: Part Two &Raquo; Notes To Self By Mark Obrien

Ideation vs Ideology: Part Two

Some years ago, I wrote the first piece in what’s now, with the publishing of this piece, turned out to be a series. Who knew? A common expression says there are no guarantees in life. Since, as Grandpa O’Brien loved to say (among a million other things), “It’s the exception that proves the rule,” there […]

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Myself And I &Raquo; Notes To Self By Mark Obrien

Myself and I

Because I love true crime shows, it should come as no surprise that I love the Oxygen True Crime channel. My favorite show on the channel is New York Homicide. I love New York cops just because I love the way New York cops talk. And even if the show were a waste of 59 […]

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Retired- Now What? &Raquo; Marc Joseph

Retired- Now What?

According to the United States Census, 1 in 6 people in the United States are 65 and older. That compares to 1 in 20, a hundred years ago back in 1920. Social Security benefits are received by 48.6 million Americans. 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 each day. Introduction Retirement is a significant life transition […]

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Ancient Dusk – Tribal Music Goes International &Raquo; Success Interviews Step Into Their Shoes Eileen

Ancient Dusk – Tribal Music Goes International

You know you have met an Old Soul when you feel a deep knowledge not only through how they communicate their thoughts, but also the presence they hold. Tarzzy Metta is one of these people! He comes from Papua New Guinea with over 20 years as a creative Indie Artist. Combining his traditional tribal music […]

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I Am You &Raquo; Notes To Self By Mark Obrien

I Am You

My name is Daniel. That won’t matter to you because you won’t see me. You’ll pass me by. But you won’t see me. So, my name won’t matter to you any more than I do. But I’m Daniel, nevertheless. Image By Leroy Skalstad From I can’t decide If it’s odd that you don’t see […]

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Hatred Is A Choice &Raquo; Notes To Self By Mark Obrien

Hatred Is a Choice

I have a theory. Most of my theories are now buried, layers deep, in the Great Trash Heap of Failed Ideas. But this one seems to possess some merit, to have legs as we say in the marketing biz. Try it on: Ignorance breeds fear, which breeds hatred, which breeds abuse, violence, and sometimes death. […]

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Going Buggy &Raquo; Notes To Self By Mark Obrien

Going Buggy

In 2013, the United Nations published a paper called, Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security. Since then, as climate-change hysteria has escalated and people have started talking, writing, and worrying about things like cow farts, meatless diets, and how climate change would kill cows, pigs, and sheep anyway, even if they didn’t […]

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