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Mid-Twentieth Century Blues, Chapter Two!

Choosing College  I was privileged to come from a family of working poor and knew that I could survive on very little cash.  (I say privileged here because my childhood prepared me for the rest of my life.)  All of … Continue reading

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“Mid-Twentieth Century Blues” from “Signals from Mars”

Excerpts from the book,  Final Exam Jihad.  An Opportunity for Loneliness Signals from Mars is a blog where I write about controversial issues.  Final Exam Jihad is a heartfelt attempt to explain what it was like to work as a … Continue reading

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Call an Ambulance! She is Heading for the Classroom Again!

No Credit – Travel Workshops are Right Around the Corner! Retired in 2014, I thought my academic days were over!  It was time to start a new chapter in my life, whatever that was!  Post-professor life included four years of … Continue reading

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Students Were Afraid to Learn About Other Religions!

The Classroom Became a War Zone! Excerpt from Final Exam Jihad.  An Opportunity for Loneliness.  “You and Me” We started together, you and me.  We were new on campus.  We found new friends and faced new challenges.  Some of us … Continue reading

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Final Exam Jihad is Published!

A Professor’s Memoir That May Shock You! Creating this memoir about my career in higher education was both a wrenching and uplifting experience.  As I scoured the thousands and thousands of documents that I had saved over decades, I realized … Continue reading

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Cry for the People of St. Croix

St. Croix. The best place in the world to live! Remains of conquerors, their religions, and big business are on the right and left as you crisscross the 28 mile island. It appears that the very small roads were built … Continue reading

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Protected: Donald Trump and the Thousand Points of Light

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Remembering my Father “Les” Selvidge! 1912-1971

Factory Work is Honest and Good Work! The picture above is of my father and three relatives at an Xmas party, probably in the 1960’s. He worked for Bower Roller Bearings as an inspector. Every morning he dressed for work … Continue reading

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Folk Alliance International. The Kansas City Folkfest was the BEST!

Angels of Music Descend Upon Kansas City We are adults.  Who da’ thought that we would love Music Camp.  Isn’t that for kids?  Tom and I had never been to a music festival.  Someone said that there were 1600 musicians at … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangelove Is Back on My Mind!

Titan II Missile is a Wonder to Behold! I will never forget the last scene of Dr. Strangelove (nor Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev’s declaration, “We will bury you.”)  We were watching the movie at a drive-in theatre in 1964.  The last … Continue reading

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