Words of Wisdom Carved into the Teacher's Desk
I can't tell you how many times I've heard my students talk about the utter idiocy of their classes, the uselessness of the material being taught, how they hated so-and-so book, bla bla bla. This is usually when I explain the point of High School to my students. It is not the material that holds value but the content of the subject. Math teaches you logic -- the innate ability to process the path of going from A to B to C. The Sciences teach you to question the universe and not to take things at face value; to find out how and why things do the things they do. The Humanities teach you to appreciate and learn from your past; to figure out where you came from so you have a stronger outlook to see where you're going. English teaches you how to communicate your thoughts in a clear manner, but more so how to argue your points with supporting evidence. Physical Education teaches you to push past your limitations and to get up and be active. The Arts teach you finer life skills like confidence, creativity, spontaneity and cooperation. These are just some of the courses available out there and I know that I'm missing some... but you see my point. The growth inside these aspects are key if you plan on making it in society.
Feb 7, 2016 - 9:45:20 AM
Season 7 of Israel: The Prophetic Connection
The seventh season of Israel: The Prophetic Connection covers the most talked about topic in the Bible -- the end times. Revelation Revealed examinesthe Book of Revelation and its prophetic themes and apocalyptic imagery. Rev. Dr. John Tweedie, Chairman of C4I Canada and President/CEO of C4I America, is the on-screen host for the controversial and intriguing topic of end times over a total span of 26 weeks
Dec 20, 2015 - 3:20:34 AM
Edward IV and the War of the Roses
It took a while, but Warwick and his brother Montagu eventually succeeded in controlling the castles on the east coast of Northumberland. When Edward IV married the commoner Queen Elizabeth Woodville in 1464, Warwick was progressively alienated from Edward IV, and by 1469 he was in open rebellion against his Yorkist King. After Tewkesbury, the triumphant Edward IV reigned with another 12 years of peace and prosperity, until his untimely death in 1483.
May 8, 2015 - 8:46:54 AM
Navy Artifact Related to Motion Picture "Unbroken" on Display in Virginia Museum
On Christmas Day, Angelina Jolie's Unbroken will hit theaters. It tells the story of Louis Zamperini, who spent 47 days at sea after a near-fatal plane crash and was then captured by the Japanese navy when he washed up in the Marshall Islands; he spent the rest of the war in several prison camps. For people in Virginia, there's an opportunity to see an artifact from one of the prison camps at which he was interned--the Omori Prison Camp.
Dec 24, 2014 - 7:50:07 AM
Artifacts Arrive at Richmond Collection Management Facility
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The curators of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) completed the transfer of artifacts previously warehoused at its facility on the Washington Navy Yard NHHC officials announced Dec. 16. The artifacts are now at their new home in Richmond, Va.
Dec 19, 2014 - 8:40:05 AM
"Cheetah Learning" offering scholarships to Single Parents
"Single moms master techniques in the Cheetah Certified Project Management course to get better results faster with less effort," LaBrosse said. "Granted, while getting better results faster and with less effort is something worthwhile for most people to do, for single mothers it's a survival imperative - she juggles all the demands of caring for her family by herself."
Dec 2, 2014 - 9:08:50 PM
Tips for Coping with Grief and Navigating the Holiday Season
WASHINGTON -- Holiday cheer and merrymaking may be everywhere this time of year, but for thousands grieving the loss of a loved one, the holiday season can be an emotional minefield. And there's no road map for easy navigation. Coping with grief over the death of a loved one during the holidays can be difficult. Memories of holiday traditions shared with a loved one who died may be painful. Somehow, mourners must navigate an emotional roller coaster ride during the holidays that can be bittersweet with nostalgia and happy memories, and also feel painfully cruel and isolating.
Nov 25, 2014 - 7:47:20 AM
'bad for ears' : the role of poetry by RG Gregory
A poem may be sparked by a moment's event, but the spark comes because there is something deeper that needs illuminating, something within the reality of the moment that puts pressure on the popular paradigm of cause and effect and suddenly glimpses a more paradoxical sense of occasion yearning to break into being. In "bad for ears" there is great celebration within the room; outside though, a bleaker vision is straining to have its say. Poetry feeds upon this voice within the voice, this other spiritual viewpoint (for pleasure or pain) that changes the whole experience of the language being exploited.
Nov 20, 2014 - 7:17:02 AM
Children's Book Basket Magic City (3)
We have only four (4) books for this week's Children's Book Basket and they are "A" Is for the Alchemist" By James Larson; "The Worry Woos!" by Andi Green; "A Magical Racquet Ride" by Marissa Irvin Gould and "The Little Lost Seashell" by Lisa Gail Ricchiazzi
Aug 8, 2014 - 4:30:39 AM
Why most singles choose wrongly.
"They would like someone to 'wow' them -- sweep them off their feet so to speak. But sadly, they have never thought about what would happen after they get married." Chen said. "They forget that a person is not a piece of real estate where you look at how nice it is, and how much it is worth. A person can change, can argue and can have upsets."
Jul 14, 2014 - 12:12:39 AM
Children's Book Basket Magic City (2)
In this week's Children's Book Basket we have five books listed. They are: "Clouds" by Angel Berry; "Greenland" Travels with Gannon & Wyatt By Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet; "The Elephant and the Stake" By Joanne Belvedere; "Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom" by Edward Moldenhauer; "Grand-ma-MA's Adventures with her Grand-Grand Girls" by GigiK
Jul 9, 2014 - 8:55:42 PM
Addressing the 21st century epidemic drug problem
In the interest of public education and health, the following is non-paid promotion of the "Get Relief, Give Relief" initiative: Topricin's mission to help those who suffer with pain, addiction, and/or the hazardous side effects of OTC chemical pain pills which destroy vital organs.
Jul 4, 2014 - 12:07:33 AM
Director of Naval History Celebrates Progress, Looks to Future
Capt. Henry J. Hendrix, Ph.D., was assigned as NHHC's director in the wake of a Navy Inspector General investigation in 2011 that revealed its archives, artifacts, art and other historic holdings were at high risk or, in some cases, already deteriorating under substandard conditions and care.
Jun 29, 2014 - 1:30:03 AM
Children's Book Basket Magic City (1)
Introducing the first edition of the Children's Book Basket. We only have four children's book this edition and they are: "The Adventures of Bella and Harry" by Lisa Manzione; "The Adventures of Kitt the Kid" by Debra Pagano; "Daddy, It's Only A Game" by Dr. Louis C. D'Aquila and "Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale" by Marjuan Canady
Jun 18, 2014 - 12:17:29 AM
Protecting your kids online
Inappropriate content - Children can easily stumble upon material that is sexual, violent or illustrates illegal activity. SafeKids.com also has resources for parents who discover that their children have been viewing pornography online.
Jun 18, 2014 - 12:07:25 AM
The Declaration of Independence declares that American rights are "endowed by our Creator" and we are entitled to those rights by the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." I have not heard any person mention these things when it comes to what is right as an American citizen. Here is what was taught in elementary school seventy years after 1776.
Jun 13, 2014 - 8:00:27 AM
Navy Curator Says Every Day Promises New Discovery
WASHINGTON - When it comes to working in a controlled environment, it's not unusual to have special badges and keypad entries. For Julie Kowalsky, safe-cracking skills come in handy. Kowalsky, a curator with the Collections Management Division (CMD) at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), has hundreds of antique and historical weapons locked in a temperature-controlled room behind a vault door with a combination-spin lock. And sometimes the lock on that 1915 vault door manufactured at York, Penn., can be a bit temperamental.
Jun 1, 2014 - 12:17:21 AM
Photographs from Pearl Harbour 1941
May 13, 2014 -- Time Home Entertainment Inc. announced that it has reintroduced the iconic TIME-LIFE Books brand. TIME-LIFE Books enable readers to become "instant experts," offering engaging content that's easy to digest. Complete with exciting design elements such as timelines, list sidebars, and callout boxes, these books are high quality and highly visual. Powered by a "quick access" concise format, TIME-LIFE Books are unique products in the marketplace at an affordable price point.
Jun 1, 2014 - 12:02:20 AM
U.S. Navy Historic Weapons Collection Dates to 17th Century
NHHC has a long history of preserving, analyzing, and disseminating the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy. The organization traces its roots back to 1800 when President John Adams instructed the first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, to prepare a catalog of professional books for use in the Secretary's office. Over the next two centuries, the Navy's history was collected through various offices and departments. Finally, in the early 1970s, the organization, ultimately entitled the Naval History and Heritage Command, became a single entity responsible for all aspects of Navy historical preservation and dissemination.
May 28, 2014 - 7:56:27 AM
Politics in America
Recently at Magic City, Jeff Wallace author of "In God We Trusted," published an article titled Was Christianity ever a part of American education? Two days later on March 18, 2014, Ned Witting author of "Political Gridlock" published an article of his own titled: Dirigo! Can Maine Lead the Nation? These articles and their author's respective books, together with an article published May 23rd at Magic City written by Ed Fuelner titled Fostering "Informed Patriotism" focus on some basic issues concerning which all Americans ought to be cognizant.
May 25, 2014 - 12:02:24 AM
No Diplomas Are Given For Learning These Lessons
Her new book "What Schools Don't Teach You: the 10 Most Important Lessons for Life" talks about the secrets on how to live a successful life, the skills one needs in order to win one's battle, the formula towards life success and stability -- all direct observations and experience from Chen's professional life.
May 23, 2014 - 7:20:17 AM
Avoiding Dementia and Promoting Better Brain Health
Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's lifelong ability to rewire itself in response to the stimulation of learning and experience. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and adjust its response to new situations and changes in its environment. This dispels the myth that the adult brain is a relatively stagnant and fragile organ. It's a muscle, just like any other muscle in the body. Like other muscles, you have to work it.
May 21, 2014 - 1:05:08 AM
Ten questions to ask yourself in times of grief
It will be very helpful for you to journal your responses to these questions. You might want to revisit your responses and expand on them over time. As you engage in that process you will come to see clearer the calling unfolding out of your grieving heart. Be gentle with yourself as you do this. You will be inspired step by step. There is no need to force the process or rush to get answers. The path you are on is worthy. Walk it your way and with a great deal of self-care, self-respect and soulful tenderness.
May 18, 2014 - 1:12:30 AM
Definitive Nanotechnology Side Effects
While nanotechnology has some truly amazing properties which will dramatically change many products, those same amazing game changing properties can be and are deadly to unprotected workers or downstream consumers. Few in the media, work place or government have truly been looking at or are qualified to look at the "toxicology" side of nanotechnology. That is what makes this case is so important, it provides documented confirmation of a human handling nanoparticles in the workplace and developing health effects, specifically allergic sensitization, breathing problems, and rash.
May 13, 2014 - 12:05:31 AM
Navy reveals dozens of rare images
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) is publishing a series of blogs and offering a selection of rare glass-plate Spanish-American War photos re-discovered in the command's photo archive earlier this year in honor of the 116th anniversary of the Spanish-American War the week of Apr. 25, 1898.
Apr 24, 2014 - 7:52:31 AM
Signs When a Child Is Mature Enough for a Mobile Phone
Tips for monitoring cellphone use among children from Stephen Stokols, the CEO and Founder of America's fastest growing telecom company FreedomPop. Families should converse with each other without having to constantly check their phones. Parents can set an example for children to follow.
Apr 24, 2014 - 7:40:20 AM
Navy's Underwater Archaeologists Dive Headfirst into Naval History
So what did it take to get this Texas boy out of Texas? Mixing his love for diving with archaeology. He's traveled the world, diving some of the world's oldest shipwrecks. His scientific expertise and experience in management led him on assignment from Texas A&M to the Naval Historical Center in 1994 to assist the Navy in the development of policies and a program in underwater archaeology. The work was so intriguing he left Texas A&M to work at the branch as a federal government employee in 1996.
Apr 17, 2014 - 12:07:05 AM
BoatUS tips to keep our waters clean and healthy
When you've got to go, you've got to go. We all know it is illegal and just downright gross to discharge untreated sewage within three miles of shore. If your boat has a "head" or toilet facility, ensure that the Y-valve is closed to prevent any overboard discharge and learn how to use a pumpout station by watching the short video...
Apr 16, 2014 - 12:03:32 AM
For NHHC Curator Preserving and Protecting Navy History is Personal
It was 1981 when Thompson's father, a World War II veteran, decided to take his family with him on a business trip to Honolulu, Hawaii. During a visit to Pearl Harbor, 11-year-old Frank bought a book about USS Arizona at the memorial gift shop. By the time the family returned home to Liberty Hill, S.C., young Frank was hooked on history.
Apr 11, 2014 - 7:20:04 AM
Navy's History Collections, A Surprising Trip through Time
From Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division. The Navy is big on tradition, and with that tradition comes a collection of items that range from a $4.4 million dollar sterling silver trophy to a simple Thanksgiving menu from a destroyer during World War II. But concern about the loss of precious items in that collection while in storage has created an urgency that has been directed by Capt. Henry Hendrix, Ph.D., commander of the Naval History and Heritage Command, which is the keeper of 10,864 reels of microfilm and 5.67 terabytes of electronic data, along with 200 million pages documenting history.
Apr 10, 2014 - 12:17:29 AM
Is College worth it? -- What they don't tell you.
"This may be the inconvenient truth in the area of earning a diploma: in most professions, the resultant success of a person's career has very little to do with which school a person graduates from and what degree he has." Said Chen, after having worked with professionals from different fields in different countries in 20 years. Chen has written 22 books on the subject of career success, personal success, plus marriage and family success. As a consultant, she has been on over 200 media interviews in 20 countries interviewed on life issues.
Apr 10, 2014 - 12:07:25 AM
The Joseph S. Murphy Institute new Scholarship Program
The Joseph S. Murphy Institute at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a national scholarship competition dedicated to fostering a diverse leadership in the labor movement and in the academic field of labor studies.
Mar 4, 2014 - 12:17:24 AM
Islam: a Din (a religion) and a Dawla (a state)
Nation Building in Islamic Societies is a provocative and long overdue analysis of the reasons why nation building in Islamic societies has failed and why, in the author's view, it will continue to do so for a considerable time yet. The raison d'etre of all Arab states that came into existence after the First World War was to promote the ambitions of the individual rulers and their families, be they kings, emirs or soldiers of fortune who usurped power through coups d'etat.
Feb 21, 2014 - 6:27:03 AM
Learning Life's Lessons
These two books have previously been listed in our Book Basket articles. In this case the both of them were listed on January 26th 2014. The heading for that article was 'Books with a Lesson'
Feb 20, 2014 - 12:02:34 AM
IBHS Advice: Deal with Winter Storm Power Outages
The current severe winter weather is causing thousands to lose power throughout the Southeast and into the Northeast. With more snow on the way, the number of those impacted by widespread power outages is likely to increase.
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:05:26 AM
Enabling our kids out of their future
As I was handing out the exam many of my students asked when there would be a make-up exam. I have to admit I was surprised by their question. I asked if they studied for their test and they told me this was unnecessary because they knew they would be allowed to re-take the test. I found out later that in many of their classes they were allowed to re-test as many times as necessary to pass the test and thus give the illusion of being proficient.
Jan 29, 2014 - 12:23:25 AM
Pitfalls that trip up taxpayers every year
Marlborough, MA - When your employer hands you your W-2 form, it can be tempting to rush out and get your taxes done so you can get your refund. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises you to check your tax preparer's BBB Business Review and watch out for pitfalls that trip up taxpayers every year.
Jan 29, 2014 - 12:10:00 AM
Do you want a good husband or a playboy?
In a chapter "Do you want a good husband or a playboy?" Chen wrote, "Those people who put looks as the top criterion in their search for a marriage partner often have a serious misconception about marriage." "They forget that a person is not a piece of real estate where you look at how nice it is, and how much it is worth. A person can change, can argue and can have upsets."
Jan 8, 2014 - 12:03:05 AM
Our children must never be allowed to become standardized
Most of us have reached the halfway mark in our nations school year. The excitement at the beginning of school has been replaced with the tedious routine of what all students have to survive in order to achieve their dreams. As teachers, administrators, and parents it is important we do something different by replacing the BS with ED in our schools.
Dec 29, 2013 - 12:10:10 AM
A Commonsense Approach to Helping Your Child Succeed
If parents haven't done so already -- teach study and organization skills. If they have -- reinforce them. Many kids start off the school year with the best of intentions and then, by the time October or November come around, they fall back into poor work habits. Schools rarely, if ever, teach practical study and organization skills and keep kids accountable so parents should always be vigilant. The holiday break can be a great opportunity to teach these essential skills since, typically, families are together and parents can devote more time to working with their children.
Dec 20, 2013 - 12:10:39 AM