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  •  Yep. (2+ / 0-)
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    antirove, artmartin

    My undergraduate degree was in History, (Class of 74, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison---which if you know the times there, you know how one might start out as an adult in life, with a WHOLE LOT OF QUESTIONS)

    From there, I taught history for a couple of years and then moved on, for whatever reason, I wouldn't dream of boring you with the details.

    Yet still, I LOVE the study of history, read about it often, even if I've left its discipline as a career. And you know, my experience in my studies is different than yours.

    In my study of history, it never worked out all that well in the text books. In fact, my studies underlined exactly where it didn't work out well for the human race, over and over again.

    And yet, still, we're here. I cheer that, and hope for that to continue, in the name of my son and beloved nieces and nephews and neighborhood kids. That's why I fight for what I do.

    I've had a pretty good run, and frankly, it just isn't that much about me anymore, but what I can give to those who face a new world, as every generation does.

    One thing's for sure, if all of this isn't eternally humbling to thinking people, then we aren't thinking.  

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 07:16:29 PM PDT

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