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The Day the Feathers in My Hat Fell Out

Thanksgiving, 2007, was a special day for me in a California hobo jungle scrapping with peers like vultures over a charity Turkey. It all began with the ‘invisible principal’. I was a happy sub with many feathers in my hat as the most requested by teachers and faculty alike at Blythe High School in Riverside [...]

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Big Time Teachers in Small Towns

When you become a teacher in a small town you are crowned king overnight. The children are the communities’ gold. Bankers, mechanics, and every shop owner come out of the cracks sooner than later showering gifts and offers. They aren't bribes, but rather thanks, to the teach, and in the majority of cases with a [...]

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Short Guide To Writing And Self-Editing

Aspiring writers study how pros edit to evolve a personal technique -- I know. Mine differs, starting with the monitor upside-down so the print flows right to left to ease eyestrain. I undertake a story about, say, an adventurer fleeing a hippo, with a "skeleton outline" of single phrases that will trigger future paragraphs. This [...]

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Leonardo and Archie

Many years ago, I purportedly owned the 'best backhand in racquetball history’, and knew it came from dragging the right hand from left-to right (in the direction of a backhand) across thousands of sheets of paper. Then, wanting to enter tournaments southpaw, I began mirror writing left handed to train that backhand. I began keeping [...]

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Wave Propagation on an Island

The introduction of a new cultural trait may take generations in a society before it takes hold. The variables include the necessity of the trait, the size and degree of interaction of the population, geophysical barriers, and susceptibility. As an experiment, three months ago I made the first wave of greeting on a one-mile diameter [...]

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The Beauty of Chess

One beauty of chess is that it crosses all barriers. Financier George Soros called me Hobo one sunny afternoon at his Southampton home where we split chess games, each winning with white. I discovered he had studied philosophy, and that philosophers quickly adjourn to hermetic strategies across the board. Chess engraved on the brain doesn't [...]

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Ten Ways I Lost My Gear in Survival Situations

A goat ran off with my knapsack once in Mexico       Dropped on the trail to reconnoiter and lost       Descending canyons and leaving the pack atop a shelf that can't be climbed       Bounced out a boxcar       Over the side of a runaway raft       Tumbled off the side of a cliff       [...]

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What is Survival Really Yike?

Question: Primitive Survival. I was looking at some 'primitive survival' stuff and wondered about your experience. In all your adventures have you ever.... 1- Been in the wild, where you couldn't walk to civilization before nightfall, and lost all or most of        your gear? 2- Needed to make fire with primitive methods (like [...]

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What a Canned Substitute Teacher Does in His Spare Time

Doc Bo and RR Rev caught an eastbound boxcar from the biggest storm of the year in Los Angeles. We bumped the rails to Yuma… err Tucson, and there was a lot of action on this first Executive Hobo Trip since 2001. Standing on the Pepper Street Bridge overlooking the Colton freight yard in a [...]

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Letter to the Hon. Arnold Schwarzenegger

CRISIS IN EDUCATION My name is Bo Steven Keeley, and I have been a substitute teacher in Blythe, Ca. daily throughout this school year. I have a Doctorate in Science, Psych Tech Certificate, and taught professional sports for ten years before teaching in Blythe. I prefer sub teaching, as I recently informed the Palo Verde [...]

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