When wrong is no inconvenience..

MinterTom Life Dec.01.2011 0 Comments

..what are we to take from the news these days..? That flagrant and inappropriate behavior is not only some form of norm, but a justifiable nuance of society..? That conscientiousness and a full hearted sense of giving should only be opportunities for 15 minutes of fame in a daily news program, or pitched as paragon and served as a new game show..?

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The W4

MinterTom Life Oct.20.2011 0 Comments

I am facilitating an after school program at Arts & Technology Academy, in the NE. Coming from Dupont I can either take the bus, along U street, across DC, nipping into a corner of the South East, then over the Anacostia River, and into the North East to reach school; or I can take the Metro subway at Dupont Circle, change at Metro Center, from the Red Line to the Blue, take that to Benning Road, come up onto East Capitol Street, catch the #97 to 53rd and East Capitol, and cross over the few blocks I need. ..or, I can take the W4 at East Capitol Street.

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Under the hem of Irene

MinterTom Life Aug.27.2011 0 Comments

As if being rattled by an earthquake wasn’t enough for one week.. The east coast is braced for another “historic” flex of Nature, that has the potential for inflicting damage.. The sky is already textured with an armada of clouds; dark, bruised, white, grim; the horizon is leaden, and the humidity is cloying.. ..the wind scuttles in, and is picking up; later, even at 38 mph, it could cause damage in the region, and all along its progress ..–though certainly not as great as the damage that would come with greater wind strength, or gusts of 90 mph..

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The 96th Congress

MinterTom Life Jul.15.2011 0 Comments

On April 30, 1980, my father sat before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, in DC. Senator Harrison Williams, of New Jersey, was the Chairman, and read into the record.. “..Dr Thomas Minter has been nominated as Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education and will be responsible for maintenance and implementation of $4.8 billion of Federal assistance to State and local education agencies, authorities, and professional persons. Dr.

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MinterTom Life Jul.12.2011 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I ran into a friend on the street in the neighborhood; the weather was on the tip of sweltering and left a gritty intensity on our observations of change..

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