Fill In the Blank: School _________

I grew up in the 50s. Born just after the war: an early baby boomer. Life was very different then. First, we didn’t have a television. Rather than dull my brains with laugh tracks and insipid three-camera comedies, I would sprawl on the floor with my friendly frog pillow and sharpen my senses by recreating entire worlds from a few words of dialogue and easily identifiable sounds of the foley operator. Can you spell Schenectady?

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My Dog Pythagoras

The college majors offering the best return on investment are, according to CNBC and Michelle Fox, degrees majoring in STEM fields. For those of us more acquainted with a field of golden daffodils, STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Now I have to confess that I scored considerably higher on the math portion of the SATs than on the English, and, possibly due to a lifetime of allergies, I’m not especially fond of flowers (I like sedge). Even so, I graduated from college with a major in English, a minor in Comparative Literature, went on to graduate school studying Restoration Drama, and parlayed all this into a successful career as a communication specialist in a highly technical industry, and read good books on my lunch hour.

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