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Ah, Poetry!

Ah Poetry! by Mark Lyons SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad      Ah, poetry! It is the life blood of literature. It is the sinew that binds our lives together! It is the deep, mystical force that tells it like it is.      There have been so many great poets. Here are just a few:        + Poe        + Shakespeare        + Angelou        + Silverstein        + Frost        + Whitman        + Dickinson        + Hughes        + Lyons, ….. uh, I mean, Longfellow. Well, Lyons...

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Why a Business Like SammySocks Etc. is Needed in Today’s World

Why a Business Like SammySocks Etc. is Needed in Today’s World by Mark Lyons Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad             There are about 5.4 million adults with autism living in the United States. That is about 2.2%.*             More than 500,000 people with autism will turn 18 in the next decade.             A little more than half of adults with autism are or have ever been employed.**             Wow! SammySocks Etc. was established to make available dignified employment, contribute to a sense of worth, and foster respect for adults with differing abilities through...

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Life Without Socks

Life Without Socks by Mark Lyons Image by congerdesign from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad             There is a famous movie that plays around Christmas about what it would be like if one of its characters had never been born. It has a happy ending. It is really a very good movie.             Well, what would the world be like if there were no socks? Here are a few possibilities.             + Puppets would take a hit – no sock puppets.             + Band-Aid sales would skyrocket (for all of the blisters on feet with no socks).             + All this extra time would be available because...

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Excuses That Do Not Work for Not Getting Your Significant Other a Valentine’s Day (or any other) Gift

Excuses That Do Not Work for Not Getting Your Significant Other a Valentine’s Day (or any other) Gift by Mark Lyons Image by Jan Steiner from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad             There are no excuses that anyone can think of that will work for not getting your significant other a Valentine’s Day (or any other) gift. None. Not a single one. Oh, you may try. You may wrack your brain thinking of one and convince yourself that it is a good one and he or she will completely understand. But you would be wrong. Here are some that I have heard were tried but, of course,...

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It All Started .....

It All Started ..... by Mark Lyons Image by Andrzej Rembowski from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad             It all started years ago. An inspired young man with classically chiseled features set out to make a difference in the field of education.             Pssssssst!!!             The world lay before him like a freshly washed chalkboard.             Hey, pssssssst!!!             With a newly bestowed sheepskin nestled in one back pocket, a sealed box of cutting edge, yellow, dustless chalk stuffed in the other, a state-of-the-art, plastic, pocket protector in his left shirt pocket, and the best telescoping aluminum pointer a buck ninety-seven could buy at his side, he...

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