Tag Archives: High school

Guest Author: E. A. West and Crash Course

When an author I read regularly (and enjoy) suddenly veers in a new direction and publishes something quite different from what they usually write, it piques my interest. E. A. West has made a name for herself as a prolific … Continue reading

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A Car Guy is a Necessity

When I was in high school, my dad decided I needed a vehicle. I was shocked. My parents are very practical people. If we didn’t absolutely need it — as in there was no possible way a broken whatever could … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread With the Breakfast Club

This has been designated FREE WEEK at Four Foxes, One Hound, which means that I need to find my own topic to write about. I could write about one of my many hobbies, but since I understand I’m going to … Continue reading

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After the Last Class

… of Ninth Grade By Jeff Salter We’re blogging this week about the end of school.  No particular year.  Well, I remember several.  Here’s one you may enjoy. On the final day of 9th grade (my freshman year at Covington … Continue reading

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Definitely No Angel in School

By Jeff Salter  We’re blogging about school days this week and I couldn’t help remembering that I was there to have a good time.  Yeah, I graduated with a B+ average, in about the top 15% of my class, but … Continue reading

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School Trauma

This is not what you think it’s about.  Or maybe it is.  My oldest son is going to be 15 tomorrow.  FIFTEEN!  This is very traumatic for me.  Since my birthday boy took the kindergarten “victory lap”, I’ve been spared … Continue reading

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School Memories – Nerd vs. Party Girl

Iris suggested a school memory as our topic this week since the kids in her area of the world, which is on the other side of the equator from me, head back to classes from their summer vacation this week. … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules

                                        The Shadow Knows …                                                      By Jeff Salter             Recall early 1968:  burning draft cards, taking over college admin buildings, student revolutionary groups using bombs.  Now, consider my rather conservative high school:  minimal drugs and violence … no ‘demonstrations’ … Continue reading


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My Extracurricular Endeavors …

                       … Possibly Exceeded the ‘Curricular’ Ones                                                 By Jeff Salter              Somebody may cry ‘foul’ over this, but to explain what EXTRAs I enjoyed outside of the high school CURRICULUM … I’m pulling some tidbits from a previous post.  … Continue reading

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To Soothe the Savage Beast

That seems to be my selling point today. Soothing the savage beast. Music is supposed to have that power and I suppose it does for me. Yes, I consider myself a beast. A writing beast, bwahaha!  Seriously though, music has … Continue reading

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