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David Caven
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I've Got A Bad Feeling About This
In the summer of 1978, as I eagerly awaited the sequel to George Lucas' "Star Wars," I read Alan Dean Foster's " Splinter In The Mind's Eye ." This was before the Empire struck back, and before we learned that "Star Wars" was really " Episode IV: A New Hope...
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I'm a big fan of White Arrows. The music group , not the roadway markers . I saw them at San Francisco's Warfield last week. It was a Saturday night show and my family went out together. This alone would make this band important in my life, since the opport...
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Body Count
I knew what a body count was when I was twelve. I grew up with the Vietnam war in my living room. Not actually in my living room, but rather the reportage of that conflict. Keeping track of the dead and wounded was an everyday chore. The tally was kept, and...
I knew what a body count was when I was twelve. I grew up with the Vietnam war in my living room. Not actually in my living room, but rather the reportage of that conflict. Keeping track of the dead and wounded was an everyda...
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Time To Kill
It really is a timing thing, isn't it? A lot of the people who are proudly "Pro-Life" will stand up and shout just as loudly to advocate for the death penalty. I guess you could say that you'd have to have a hole in your head to think like that, but that's ...
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Film Form
In a previous millennium, my family was an early adopter of the half-inch video cassette recorder. Our first machine came from Penny's, which was a place to shop back in hose days. The machine itself was a beast of a thing, and had we owned it just a few ye...
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Misspent Youth
As I have mentioned here before, I wasn't much of a juvenile delinquent. I got some speeding tickets. I used to hang around late at night on playgrounds. Mostly on the swingsets. I didn't smoke. I didn't start drinking until the end of my senior year in hig...
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Ted Talk
“So this afternoon President Obama has invited
the Senate Republicans to the White House. So after leaving here, I’m going to
be going to the White House. I will make a request. if I’m never seen again,
please send a search and rescue team. I very much hope...
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A Taste For It
Just about every morning that I drag myself out of bed and my feet hit the cold linoleum of the bathroom floor I have this waking thought: "Gee, it's great to be an American." This probably has a lot to do with the fact that it isn't every country in the wo...
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Must Do's And May Do's
In my classroom, I divide each class period up into
"must-do's" and "may-do's." When kids come in and look at
the board, they can see what assignment or challenge awaits, and what sort of
experience can be theirs if they complete the task in front of them.
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Acceptance
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross would tell you that acceptance is the last rung on the ladder: the final stage. This may be true for grief, but when it comes to college, it's really only the beginning. That is because getting that letter in the mail, or in our case t...
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Do You Know Irony When You See It?
The   headline   read, "Irony Alert: Firing Squad
May Be Today's Most Humane Way To Carry Out the Death Penalty." First, I
double checked the meaning of irony:  the
expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the
opposite, typicall...
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What Me Worry
The first twinkle of Spring Break has appeared on the horizon of my son's senior year in high school, and suddenly he has a definite and decided urge to hit the road. This doesn't come as a huge surprise, since he is a creature of the road. His desire to he...
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  • University of Colorado
    BA Creative Writing, 1982 - 1989
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  • Oakland Unified School District
    educator, 1997 - present
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