Monday, April 5, 2010

THYME Magazine

Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor

Volume II, Issue XIV

Meet George Obama




He lives in a simple house on the outskirts of Nairobi. He's a modest man who does not seek public attention but it is hard to avoid fame when your brother is president of the greatest nation on the face of the Earth.

Visit the reconstructed houses of Jamestown, the Frontier Culture Museum or the Mountain Farm at Humpback Rocks and you will see that our ancestors lived in small simple dwellings in centuries past. What unique qualities in the American experience led us to better our environment? How might we share that spirit with people like George throughout the world?

Jaime Escalante

Jaime Escalante passed away last week. Michelle Malkin [click to read] offers this tribute.

"The Bolivian-born physics and math teacher demanded excellence and hard work, raised standards and expectations, and defied critics and naysayers by teaching algebra and calculus to East L.A. high school students whom the government school system had abandoned and written off. Escalante’s amazing results were made famous by education reporter Jay Matthews’ book, Escalante: The Best Teacher in America, and the biopic, Stand and Deliver, starring Edward James Olmos. He and his students were baselessly accused of cheating. Jealous colleagues undermined him at every step. Success always breeds such ill will. Success without apology breeds even deeper-seated destructive tendencies. " -- Michelle Malkin

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