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B-Don's record reminded me of the fact that I took karate lessons several years ago, and then reminded me of continuing education, etc. in general. 


Here's how continuing education is defined on Wikipedia: Continuing education (called further education in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is an all-encompassing term within a broad spectrum of post-secondary learning activities and programs. The term is used mainly in the United States and Canada. Recognized forms of post-secondary learning activities within the domain include: degree credit courses by non-traditional students, non-degree career training, workforce training, formal personal enrichment courses (both on-campus and online) self-directed learning (such as through Internet interest groups, clubs or personal research activities) and...

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In mythology, a chimera is an animal with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a snake's tail. But in medicine, a chimera is an individual or even an organ composed of two (or more)...

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The word "deadline" was first used to refer to a boundary just inside the stockade wall at Andersonville, Georgia, during the Civil War. Andersonville was a notorious POW camp,...

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  • Fireplaces/hearths/campfires and the different ways people around the world use fires as gathering places

  • People talking about getting fired in different languages

  • Firefighters and...
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by annejumps Aug 25, 2014
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"Augur" means "bode" or "portend." A sign can be interpreted as auguring well or ill.


In Ancient Rome, augurs were priests who interpreted future events through the behavior of...

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"Jump the gun" -- As in sports that commence when a gun is fired to signal the start of a run, to begin something before the appropriate time.


"Go off half-cocked" -- On flintlock...

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"Snapshot" refers both to a shot taken quickly by a hunter, and to a quickly taken, informal photograph.

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Charles and Ray Eames were a husband and wife designing dynamite duo, very influential in furniture and architecture in the '40s, '50s, and '60s.

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards


Mick Jones and Joe Strummer


For their respective bands, wrote and performed some of the greatest rock songs.

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In the world of entertainment, there's Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Can't brilliantly ballroom dance without a brilliant partner. "Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did,...

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I believe No Child Left Behind was and is designed to fail (while having an Orwellian, unobjectionable name) because the intention is to drastically undermine public schools,...

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by annejumps Jul 30, 2014
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bellaarts' record about adding more merchandise reminded me of Marke's comment on Joe's Winter Collection record in 2013, here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1471940/forum


I...

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