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The ninth grade at Her­bert Hoover Junior High School in Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia began with a minor tri­umph. I was assigned Fea­tures Edi­tor for the school news­pa­per, The Scotty Scroll—a name that com­ple­mented our High­landers school theme. Advanced Jour­nal­ism pro­duced … Con­tinue read­ing

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Year Two: Day 255 – A Decade + 1 Year

Today is Sep­tem­ber 11th, 2012, the 255th Day of the Year. This is the 11th year since the attacks on the 11th day of Sep­tem­ber in 2001. In Man­hat­tan the day began in a rou­tine way, the way week­days begin here, but … Con­tinue read­ing


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Day 185: From this Terrace on the 4th of July

Today is the 185th day of the Year, and 235 years since the Founders declared our Inde­pen­dence from Eng­land. By mid-August in 1776 bat­tles raged in Long Island, New York, where this 4th of July week­end many cel­e­brated with fire­works, … Con­tinue read­ing


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Day 84:

Today is the 84th Day of the Year Bessie, my young neigh­bor, will not come home from work tonight. She lives a few doors down — her build­ing is the one just before you reach the cor­ner of First Avenue. Bessie … Con­tinue read­ing


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