Monthly Archives: September 2014

Amber’s Cat Show Comments

Amber’s Cat Show Comments I swore I’d never to another cat show. I really don’t approve of that sort of exploitation, but it was a slow day, Bucks was sleeping, as usual, and there was nothing better to do. Some … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 7 Part 3

Wednesday: Still able to remove the key, but live in fear the lockup will happen again. Headache is gone. Still have some trouble breathing. We’re doing verbs in Swedish class. They bounce around my brain like bats in an echo … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 7 Part 2

Tuesday: I’m able to get the key out of the car with a combination of jiggle, lift, and twist, but something’s wrong. I’ve had this car four years and never had a problem. Cold has gotten worse. I did not … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 7 – Part 1

Swedish For Immigrants ―Week 7 Monday: Started with a massive Swedish cold and headache, tired from lack of sleep because of coughing half the night. But I’m determined not to miss a Swedish language session. I might not be learning … Continue reading

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Contemplations – 3 Coming of Age

Divisive Devices   Thinking about devices today, the annoyance of not knowing simple things that have become not simple . . . over time. A getting-older thing. I’ve witnessed incredible changes. Those first TVs, with rabbit ears . . . … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 6

Swedish For Immigrants – Week 6 Still plodding along, but enjoying these classes. They were frustrating at first. They still are, but I find myself looking forward to the four hour sessions. Had two tests this last week, one pretty … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 5 – Part one.

This Swedish language class is intense. Most of the Somalis seem to speak passable Swedish and the teacher lectures in Swedish. I understand about 60% of what is going on. Sometimes I ask teacher to explain in English – Engelska. … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 5 – Part two

When I was teaching in Seattle, there was an African immigrant who used to some to me for help with English class papers he was working on. Some pages I will never forget started with: “One day the biggest rocket … Continue reading

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Amber’s Swedish History – Chapter 9

  Erik XIV “It is better a country laid waste, than fall to the enemy.” Erik XIV was mistrustful of his brothers and nobility in general. A good idea if you ask me. He surrounded himself with assistants and advisers … Continue reading

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Contemplations -2

Contemplations – 2 Where was I? Oh, the IBM Selectric. Fabulous machine. After graduation I left Southern Illinois behind, went to Chicago, lusting for big city life: my own apartment, and all things adult. It wasn’t easy. I’d learned nothing … Continue reading

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