Share Your World — 2013, Week 29

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Share Your World is here once again, with thanks to Cee over at Cee’s Photography.

While in school who was your favorite teacher – what grade and why?  During my 9th grade year at Bath Junior High School, I studied under a wonderful English teacher, John Kakouros.  Everyone loved his classes, for lots of different reasons, but what I loved the most is that he was Greek, born and bred.  He was big, with Mediterranean-olive skin and fairly coarse features.  He was loquacious and demonstrative, and he made great jokes out of some of the work we did — helped me remember him.  Every time I saw him, even long after he retired, he was friendly and remembered details I had forgotten.  A great guy.

Would you accept $5,000 to shave your head or die it bright lime green and continue your normal activities while not explaining the reason for your haircut or color?  Absolutely — nowadays, who would notice?

You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?  Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking — either man could teach me more about physics in one hour than I have learned this last year, since I started my informal study of quantum mechanics.

When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs?   Would you like to have more of this? (Note:  the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.)  A lot of touching — a lot of expressions of love and recognition of the spirituality in each of us.


11 responses to “Share Your World — 2013, Week 29

  1. I remember Mr. Kakorous as well. He used to have a contest with his students regarding his vocabulary: he would challenge the class to choose dictionary words that they thought would stump him and he would choose words to stump them. The only advantage he allowed himself was to simply identify a word as a “food” or (something else, I don’t remember.) It was a great deal of fun with a man who clearly enjoyed his students and his job. I miss him still.

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