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Understand that I have taught at the college level, and for Elderhostel. I have also been a trainer for in-service programs in the military and law enforcement. I have absolutely no problem with people who don’t know what I know, but have no interest in dealing with people who refuse to learn.

A member of my family is a special education educator, and I used ARC workers in California, as well as volunteering for a group that assisted people with brain injuries, so I’m well aware of the difference between being unable to learn, or learning at a very slow pace, and those who refuse to learn.

I have always stressed that the only stupid question is the one that doesn’t get asked. If you don’t understand something, let someone know. People learn in different ways and a good teacher will be able to figure out how to explain it to you.

With that background I just get angry over the way the economy is being dealt with, primarily with Republicans, but the Democrats haven’t been star students either.

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February 16, 2009   10 Comments

Yukon Quest Day 3

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Sled DogOut of Pelly Crossing the order is William Kleedehn (12), Hugh Neff (23), Hans Gatt (16), and Brent Sass (13). Only Becca Moore (22) is still in Carmacks.
[She left at 11:37PST, so Carmacks is clear.]

Kleedehn injured his back just before the race, but that doesn’t seem to be affecting the team. The climbs are coming up, so things will slow down – a lot.

You can get Race Updates here.

February 16, 2009   Comments Off on Yukon Quest Day 3