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On the Occasion of My Father’s 80th Birthday

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” This quote from Mark Twain perhaps best summarizes the evolutionary nature of the relationship between a son or daughter and their father.

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My ‘Aha’ Education Moment

I was a poor student throughout primary and secondary school, and even in college. There was always something about the formal structure of the process of learning that never appealed to me. Perhaps it was just contrary to my nature, or maybe it was that I never quite managed to fully “catch up” after falling so far behind in my early school…