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  •  Memorizing the whole book is an impressive (5+ / 0-)

    feat at any age, but what an amazing accomplishment for a five year old.

    I completely agree with you about his legacy. His anti-discrimination lessons are so easily internalized and so much better for the child (and the world) than a legacy of hate.

    "In politics stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte

    by citylights on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:38:19 AM PDT

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    •  Well I suppose it is out of the ordinary (3+ / 0-)

      but it required no effort on my part. Evidently, I was born with a exceptionally retentive memory, particularly where rhyme and lyric are involved. My parents never made much of it and it wasn't until I reached High School that one of my teachers pointed out to me how unusual it was.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 10:15:24 AM PDT

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