15 September 2011

Quixotic Pedagogue Comments on 9/11 Picture


It looks like some pictures are worth more than a thousand words. Maybe that old aphorism is not really true, or maybe it is an average of, say a thousand pictures, some worth much more than a thousand and others approaching nothing in their worth. I know this latter notion sounds harsh to the ear of us up-to-date Americans taught to be non-judgmental but I'm guessing our tolerance quotient is high enough, especially for older folks, to let it pass. Whenever I mention my doubts about certain aphorisms I must always thank my wife for telling me about her doubts that "there are no two identical snowflakes."

I'm guessing our friendly English teacher from Helena, Mr Pogreba, was celebrating 9/11 in his own way. I envy those kids who have him as a teacher.

I wonder if our historical revisionist friends will make the same mistake they made at the Smithsonian exhibit on the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and make their assertions before all the witnesses are certainly dead.

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