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Creating a legacy and leading by example may be concepts that some of us keep in the back of our minds, especially if we have children or grandchildren. Instinctively, we want their lives to be fuller, richer, maybe even easier. And trying to set a good example as parents is no easy feat — it can cause us to feel disappointment in ourselves if things don’t work out the way we planned. But... read more

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What do an old American blues song and adult education have in common? Listen to the lyrics in J. B. Lenoir’s, “Mama, What About Your Daughter?” and it’s pretty clear that it’s about her behavior. She’s an uncooperative woman. The singer, a man, implores her mother to recommend him as a suitor. In 1956, Chicago native Lenoir recorded the tune with a folk/ rhythm and blues... read more

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Effective tutoring for writing focuses on global issues such as organization and development, and on problem areas with clear explanations for the student. These tasks, performed correctly, will enable the student to become independent--able to proofread their work on their own more effectively each time.   As we all know, editing our own work can be the toughest part of writing;... read more

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The book has been influential over many generations because its main characters, even though they may deny it, harbor subconscious thoughts of racism. From several viewpoints, we see the emotional damage that has occurred from years of institutional discrimination: no one is exempt from the influence...

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Accept an invitation to a focus on the arts: the mysterious and delightful endeavors of expression. Whether it is cinema, dance, music, visual art, handmade crafts or writing, the creative arts are unsurpassed in their ability to help us connect with each other. Art can be a symbol of passion, of unity, of faith, hope or even despair, reinforcing the bonds with our fellow human beings... read more

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Camellias bloom annually and many specimens are decades old. Despite their fragile appearance, they are extremely hardy perennial shrubs. But most years, the outstanding plant’s potential as a flowering ornamental fails because of that double-edged sword: Pacific Northwest rain. The camellia blooms in a few saturated colors: red, pink, white, peppermint stripe, even yellow. Undaunted by... read more

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What is the tutor's job? Students sometimes think that the tutor's job is to give information-- to provide the answers. To a certain extent, this is true: the tutor knows the answer or knows how to find it, but access to the PROCESS is what the tutor is actually providing. A tutor's job is to help the student become successful by showing him or her the steps, to provide academic resources... read more