Archive - July 23, 2019

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One Writer’s Guide to Writing–Jon Kohl (Costa Rica)
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NASA should focus on saving Earth–Follow the Peace Corps Example

One Writer’s Guide to Writing–Jon Kohl (Costa Rica)

Interpretive Theme Writer’s Field Guide How to Write a Strong Theme from Big Idea to Presentation By Jon Kohl (Costa Rica 1993-95) InterpPress Publisher 164 pages $25.00 (paperback) November 2018   The interpretive theme is the most important sentence an interpreter inks on paper. Despite its centrality to thematic interpretation, no single work has dedicated itself entirely to the art and craft of strong theme writing until now. The Interpretive Theme Writer’s Field Guide builds on Sam Ham’s 30-year thematic interpretation research legacy. While leaving theory to his books, this pocket companion offers writers strong theme examples, worksheets, exercises, inspirational quotes, and technique highlights. Where Does This Field Guide Come From?  Jon Kohl (Costa Rica 1993-95) tells us: When the US Peace Corps assigned me in 1993 to my new Costa Rican office at the aging Simon Bolivar National Zoo and Botanical Garden in order to co-build its education department, my new . . .

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NASA should focus on saving Earth–Follow the Peace Corps Example

Thanks for the “heads up” from Catherine Varchaver (Peace Corps HQ & Kyrgyzstan APCD/Ed & Acting CD 1990-97   Forget new crewed missions in Space. NASA should focus on saving Earth By Lori Garver Washington Post July 23, 2019 Lori Garver is chief executive at Earthrise Alliance and was deputy NASA administrator from 2009 to 2013.   NASA was not created to do something again. It was created to push the limits of human understanding — to help the nation solve big, impossible problems that require advances in science and technology. Fifty years ago, the impossible problem was putting a human on the moon to win the space race, and all of humanity has benefited from the accomplishment. The impossible problem today is not the moon. And it’s not Mars. It’s our home planet, and NASA can once again be of service for the betterment of all. Let’s remember our . . .

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