Education

FTV: Little Pink Houses

   When John Mellencamp’s hit single Little Pink Houses shot up the record charts, I liked it immediately.  Why? Like the lyrics suggest, I actually did grow up in a pink house.  At the time it wasn’t my favorite color, especially when we did one of those elementary school art projects were we were asked to […]

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FTV: Bikes!

       My first two wheeler bike was a small green hand me down with training wheels.  After a very short time watching me wobble along on the gravel street in front of our house, my dad pulled the old, “Let’s take off the training wheels and I will hold on to the seat until you […]

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FTV: Coming Full Circle

       It was great to see the Ontonagon/ETC football cooperative claw their way to a spot in the 8-man football playoffs in 2017.  The 2018 season was a little rockier, but Coach Ben Mayer’s charges still played some good football. Scoring in 8-man football can come in bunches, but there were enough golden moments to […]

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FTV: The UFO Files

      Are there unexplained things in the Universe?  The short answer to this question would no doubt be, “Ummm, yeah!” and judging by the number of “Unexplained this” and “Paranormal that” programs that dot the airwaves, the unknown is doing a healthy business.  Toss in books, magazines, movies, and a zillion web pages devoted to […]

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From the Vaults: Bjo Trimble

      If you are not a hardcore Star Trek fan, then you have no reason to recognize the name Bjo Trimble.  If you are a red (or perhaps green) blooded Trekkie, then you probably already know that she is the woman who saved the program from being canceled after its second season.  She had a […]

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From the Vaults: Stealing

      Stealing or borrowing?  I have been trying to decide whether my teaching career had been one based on ‘stealing’ or ‘borrowing’ ideas.  Of course I could sound noble and say I was “recycling ideas” in the classroom, but that flies in the face of everything I have be taught about finding and using other […]

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