I would not have 'known them anywhere.' Forty years is a long time, and we, all four of us, are now blurred and softened versions of the ones who'd spent nearly every day together long ago.
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For every adorable "first grade problem," it seems there are a dozen sweet elementary school memories knocking around the Internet.
Even today with the proliferation of mobile technology, classrooms across the US run the full spectrum when it comes to technology.
When he rides the bus, my son has time to digest his day, let go of most incidents and settle into his own skin again. Even Clark Kent needed his phone booth to rectify his two worlds.
I was daydreaming about our life together, imagining all of our curly haired, freckled mathematical musical prodigies, when suddenly my desk started shaking.
Why can't Academia, from Kindergarten to doctoral programs, retool in the 21st century to educate all of us for who we really are, and not mold our children into products of a diploma mill?
I'm convinced that most of the mistakes made handling money result from lack of information and bad habits formed in childhood.
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