Education

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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FTV: Athletically Speaking

    A while back, I spent four segments of From the Vaults reminiscing about my high school years.  Having discovered my old high school annuals (called The Tatler), it was rather fun thinking back to the things that kept me busy and off the street.  The vast majority of these memories revolved around both high school […]

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FTV: Halloween Carnival

Raisanen, I have run two carnivals so now it is your turn.”  So said my Junior High Student Council co-advisor and field trip taking buddy Bruce Johanson back in October of 1980.  I am not totally sure what makes Finlanders sign up for the long haul on every project that they get involved with, but […]

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FTV: Common Sense

    Foghorn Leghorn, the animated rooster, was given some of the pithiest lines in cartoondom.  Things like, “The boy’s got a mouth like a cannon, always shootin’ it off” regularly flowed from his beak.  His take on common sense was equally blunt: “The boy is about as sharp as a bowling ball” and “That boy is […]

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FTV: Gavin and Fred Part 3

      Parts 1 and 2 of this series covered how former Marquette educator Fred Rydholm came up with his theories as to the likely identity of the ancient copper miners and why I have been a disciple of this train of thought (a ‘Rydholmite’ if you will humor me here) since the early 1980s.  Even […]

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FRV: Gavin and Fred Part 2

      A quick recap is in order.  We began this series by introducing readers to two gentleman who managed to upset those who choose to believe that the history of North America began with the voyage of Christopher Columbus.  Retired Royale Navy navigator Gavin Menzies and former Marquette junior high science teacher Fred Rydholm have […]

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