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Thursday, June 18

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    "Time to learn a lesson... from our fellow corporate-slaves the Japanese, no less. There was a time when the Japanese man was willing to sale his soul for the security and comforts of a corporate position. Then the realities of capitalism began to creep into the Japanese culture: layoffs, outsourcing (to China, of all places... ouch!) and the fact that nobody has a secure position in the world that we or the Japanese live in. Japanese began to experience homelessness, privation and despair. Then the samurai spirit began to awaken once again in The Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese men began to ask themselves is it necessary for me to own a new vehicle or even a vehicle at all? Bam! a money pit was removed. Do I really need to live in a 2000 square foot house. Bam! another money pit down the pot. Do I really need the expensive clothes... bam! or the vacations... bam! bam! The point I'm trying to make is that a growing segment of Japanese culture is quite content with living in a 300 square foot apartment while serving up espressos. What do they get in place of the corporate life? Less stress and more free time!! Now they have time to cultivate other talents and not have to worry about killing themselves- which they do- if they should windup losing their jobs. They are much healthier and human because they took control of their lives instead of handing them over to the corporate slaver. Like I said that element of Japanese society is becoming so prominent the Japenese government is beginning to take notice. After all that bunch doesn't windup paying a whole lot of their wages back to the government in taxes. Think about it... Thoreau did over a hundred years ago... ka nichi wa." Retrieved from CNN's comment blog on June 18, 2009.
    Link: http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/06/15/job.search.sabotage/index.html?iref=newssearch
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  3. page Downsizing edited "Time to learn a lesson... from our fellow corporate-slaves the Japanese, no less. There was a…
    "Time to learn a lesson... from our fellow corporate-slaves the Japanese, no less. There was a time when the Japanese man was willing to sale his soul for the security and comforts of a corporate position. Then the realities of capitalism began to creep into the Japanese culture: layoffs, outsourcing (to China, of all places... ouch!) and the fact that nobody has a secure position in the world that we or the Japanese live in. Japanese began to experience homelessness, privation and despair. Then the samurai spirit began to awaken once again in The Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese men began to ask themselves is it necessary for me to own a new vehicle or even a vehicle at all? Bam! a money pit was removed. Do I really need to live in a 2000 square foot house. Bam! another money pit down the pot. Do I really need the expensive clothes... bam! or the vacations... bam! bam! The point I'm trying to make is that a growing segment of Japanese culture is quite content with living in a 300 square foot apartment while serving up espressos. What do they get in place of the corporate life? Less stress and more free time!! Now they have time to cultivate other talents and not have to worry about killing themselves- which they do- if they should windup losing their jobs. They are much healthier and human because they took control of their lives instead of handing them over to the corporate slaver. Like I said that element of Japanese society is becoming so prominent the Japenese government is beginning to take notice. After all that bunch doesn't windup paying a whole lot of their wages back to the government in taxes. Think about it... Thoreau did over a hundred years ago... ka nichi wa." Retrieved from CNN's comment blog on June 18, 2009.
    Link: http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/06/15/job.search.sabotage/index.html?iref=newssearch
    "25 Ways to Sabotoge Your Next Job Search"

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    "Time to learn a lesson... from our fellow corporate-slaves the Japanese, no less. There was a time when the Japanese man was willing to sale his soul for the security and comforts of a corporate position. Then the realities of capitalism began to creep into the Japanese culture: layoffs, outsourcing (to China, of all places... ouch!) and the fact that nobody has a secure position in the world that we or the Japanese live in. Japanese began to experience homelessness, privation and despair. Then the samurai spirit began to awaken once again in The Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese men began to ask themselves is it necessary for me to own a new vehicle or even a vehicle at all? Bam! a money pit was removed. Do I really need to live in a 2000 square foot house. Bam! another money pit down the pot. Do I really need the expensive clothes... bam! or the vacations... bam! bam! The point I'm trying to make is that a growing segment of Japanese culture is quite content with living in a 300 square foot apartment while serving up espressos. What do they get in place of the corporate life? Less stress and more free time!! Now they have time to cultivate other talents and not have to worry about killing themselves- which they do- if they should windup losing their jobs. They are much healthier and human because they took control of their lives instead of handing them over to the corporate slaver. Like I said that element of Japanese society is becoming so prominent the Japenese government is beginning to take notice. After all that bunch doesn't windup paying a whole lot of their wages back to the government in taxes. Think about it... Thoreau did over a hundred years ago... ka nichi wa." Retrieved from CNN's comment blog on June 18, 2009.
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Sunday, June 14

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    Service to the community is especially important to me, especially my volunteer work with the County veterans’ museum in Tarboro, North Carolina. While working there, I met Joel Bourne, one of the museum's primary organizers, who mentioned the name of a local man who saw action on D-Day. He knew of my interest in World War II veterans and thought I might like to interview someone he knew.
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    deceased veteran.
    Prior to this, I had begun attending family reunions, which paid tribute to an ancestor who had fought during the Civil War. In addition, I had photographs of my father’s service during World War I and World War II hanging on my walls at home. Copies of these photographs now hang in our local museum.
    My work as a librarian, led to a keen interest in primary sources, especially photographs, letters, and recordings. My passion for these artifacts was sparked in 2001, when I was selected to attend the American Memory Fellows Institute at the Library of Congress, along with an English teacher from my high school. During the week we spent there, we designed a digital lesson on the historical and literary legacy of Frederick Douglass.
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    I had already started to meet with a few veterans, taking notes and keeping files of photographs and military papers. Observing my interest and activities, the president of the local veterans organization told me about a local gentleman who had been a paratrooper during World War II. In 2006, I started interviewing him. Because so many of the Greatest Generation are now in their 80’s, I felt a sense of urgency to capture John’s vivid memories. A kit from the Veterans’ History Project at the Library of Congress provided guidelines and release forms. I was keenly aware of the Library’s mission to archive this material in a format that could be enjoyed by future generations.
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    I used primary sources such as photographs of prisoners of war and “Dear John” letters to convey the emotional impact of the war. Documents like this provided a human element to history that is usually not found in textbooks, and led to discussions from students who told of having a relative who had fought in Viet Nam, or in Iraq. I shared my experience of interviewing a veteran of World War II and what I learned from it: that freedom is not to be taken lightly, and what a different world we would now live in had Hitler won. I urged students to talk to family members who were veterans, bringing a tape recorder along.
    One of the most powerful lessons to come out of this unit revolved around tolerance: tolerance for race, religion, culture, sexual preference, and ideas. I urged students to remember that Hitler targeted not only Jewish people, but gypsies, scholars, and homosexuals as well. I reminded them to respect differences, and to never make fun of someone’s disability or appearance.
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    I look forward to having many more opportunities to share my knowledge and experience with oral history and primary sources. The recording that I made of my friend John is now housed at the County Veterans Museum so that local students and teachers can listen and learn from it.
    I believe it was Mark Twain who said: “the shortest distance between two people is a story.” Everyone has a story to share. Stories provide a rich context in the classroom and school library. I hope to be able to record students’ stories and have been greatly inspired by the educational leadership of the Library of Congress. I’m also excited by the work of National Public Radio, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and other entities that welcome students as individual partners. The result is a rich tapestry of history, as told by everyday people. Such powerful, personal learning can become etched in our permanent memory and passed along to future generations.
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    Another workshop, this one about oral histories, taught me about interviewing and recording techniques. This workshop was held in the mountains in a public library, and the speakers were from the Oral History Project of the University of North Carolina. The experience led me to purchase a professional recorder so that I might have the advantage of longer recording sessions and online editing of audio files.
    I had already started to meet with a few veterans, taking notes and keeping files of photographs and military papers. Observing my interest and activities, the president of the local veterans organization told me about a local gentleman who had been a paratrooper during World War II. In 2006, I started interviewing him. Because so many of the Greatest Generation are now in their 80’s, I felt a sense of urgency to capture John’s vivid memories. A kit from the Veterans’ History Project at the Library of Congress provided guidelines and release forms. I was keenly aware of the Library’s mission to archive this material in a format that could be enjoyed by future generations.
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    I used primary sources such as photographs of prisoners of war and “Dear John” letters to convey the emotional impact of the war. Documents like this provided a human element to history that is usually not found in textbooks, and led to discussions from students who told of having a relative who had fought in Viet Nam, or in Iraq. I shared my experience of interviewing a veteran of World War II and what I learned from it: that freedom is not to be taken lightly, and what a different world we would now live in had Hitler won. I urged students to talk to family members who were veterans, bringing a tape recorder along.
    One of the most powerful lessons to come out of this unit revolved around tolerance: tolerance for race, religion, culture, sexual preference, and ideas. I urged students to remember that Hitler targeted not only Jewish people, but gypsies, scholars, and homosexuals as well. I reminded them to respect differences, and to never make fun of someone’s disability or appearance.
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    future lessons.
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    I look forward to having many more opportunities to share my knowledge and experience with oral history and primary sources. The recording that I made of my friend John is now housed at the County Veterans Museum so that local students and teachers can listen and learn from it.
    I believe it was Mark Twain who said: “the shortest distance between two people is a story.” Everyone has a story to share. Stories provide a rich context in the classroom and school library. I hope to be able to record students’ stories and have been greatly inspired by the educational leadership of the Library of Congress. I’m also excited by the work of National Public Radio, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and other entities that welcome students as individual partners. The result is a rich tapestry of history, as told by everyday people. Such powerful, personal learning can become etched in our permanent memory and passed along to future generations.
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    Service to the community is especially important to me, especially my volunteer work with the County veterans’ museum in Tarboro, North Carolina. While working there, I met Joel Bourne, one of the museum's primary organizers, who mentioned the name of a local man who saw action on D-Day. He knew of my interest in World War II veterans and thought I might like to interview someone he knew.
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