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Great memory from my teaching years 🙂

My Everest

I’m waiting for my coffee to brew, listening to it perk away on my stove. the coffeemaker was made in Italy. My stereo was made in Japan. My TV in Mexico of components fabricated in the US and Korea. The lenses in my glasses were made in Canada and are encircled by plastic formed and molded in China. I, myself, am made up of parts originally designed in Scandinavia, the British Isles and the Alps and adapted for use here in what we — or they — called “the new world.” I’m American. My European ancestors came in the early 1600s and it looks like they mixed it up with Pocahontas (explaining why my second favorite song is “Colors of the Wind”)

Long ago I taught at an international language school where my students — like most of the stuff in my life, and me — came from all over…

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