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Remembering "A Nation At Risk" Part II

The seeds for high stakes testing were planted in “A Nation at Risk”… and the groundwork for high stakes testing was laid the late 1980s and early 1990s. 493 more words

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (& Other Lessons from the Crematory) by Caitlin Doughty

A young woman’s mortuary career and enthusiasm for death inform an entertaining and thought-provoking memoir.

At 23, Caitlin Doughty had an undergraduate degree in medieval history and a lifelong fascination with death. 415 more words

Book Reviews

Pink Lady

Prompt: The last TV show you watched is now your life story. Well, in usual Radish fashion, I’m going to sort of follow this prompt, but first twist it to meet my needs. 2,245 more words


New Beginnings Part 5

This is story about a Cat.

To give you a little bit more context, we owned the local garage in the nearby village ‘Dunoon.’ It’s a quaint little country town consisting of one main road; a general store, a fuel station, a post office and a weird hippy shop that changes every six months or so. 855 more words


Several Rosaries Later: A Diary--Week 39

Wednesday evening, Aug 27: R and I went to the Ferry Building in S.F., ate at a bistro then sat by the bay a little before rush hour. 455 more words


Daddy's Gonna Die

I’m not very good at making friends, but I’m good at getting what I want.

Today, I spent the afternoon crooning an old nerdy “stalker” of mine into driving me about the lovely upper class slums of Las Vegas. 707 more words


Almost done!

Is there anything about your Prague days that you wanted to talk about?

Good question. Well, it’s your interview so maybe it’s better if you ask me something specific. 870 more words