Food expiration dates: What do they really mean? | Yahoo! Green

Are you one of those people who pour the milk down the drain on the expiration date?Expiration dates on food products can protect consumer health, but those dates are really more about quality than safety, and if not properly understood, they can also encourage consumers to discard food that is perfectly safe to eat….

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The Worst Teacher I Ever Had

Back in the day (late 60’s early 70’s) it was entirely acceptable for teachers to use corporal punishment. Teachers would not hesitate to manhandle a student who was out of line. In 7th grade we had a math teacher who was rather enthusiastic in his application of discipline.

Mr. V had various sizes of paddles in plain sight on his desk and he did not hesitate to use them. He would also grab students by their shoulder and squeeze; making the student squirm. He had some other disciplinary techniques but I’m sure you get the picture.

For all this disciplinary enthusiasm, Mr. V had the most disorderly classes in the school. The problem was that his classroom was like a circus. The boys were always acting up which resulted in a paddling or other punishment in full view of everyone. This of course would make everyone hoot, holler and laugh at the kid being punished; and when a girl was paddled the uproar was even worse.

Anyway, with all the paddling and other nonsense going on in class; there was little if any learning of math.

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BALLS ! HELL ! @#$%^ !

Sometimes swear words help communicate feelings and attitudes but if they are over used it just looks bad. I have to confess that I do use some salty language when speaking but generally avoid it when writing. Sometimes I will make it humorous to get my point across; for example I would write that I am “uttering profane oaths and baleful incantations” when writing about a person or situation about which I am very angry or upset rather than actually writing swear words. One thing that I never do is use the Lord’s name in vain when writing….

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update: decluttering….

This weekend we replenished the inventory at the Frederick Goodwill store;  we cleaned the mud room closet and the bedroom closet.  Lot of stuff hidden away in there…