Tag Archives: 1970s

Learning with Second-Language English Writers

One of my biggest learning challenges this year has been figuring out how to help writers for whom English is a second language. These are students who have completed English as a Second Language (ESL) programs and classes but who … Continue reading

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Review: SIMPLE DREAMS: A MUSICAL MEMOIR by Linda Ronstadt

Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir is the story of Linda Ronstadt’s musical life, including her influences and experiences before, during, and after her reign as Queen of Rock in the 1970s. In this memoir Ronstadt doesn’t explore her relationships or … Continue reading

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Review: I GOT A NAME: THE JIM CROCE STORY by Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock

I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story by Ingrid Croce My rating: 5 of 5 stars For two years in the early 1970s, Jim Croce gave us hit after hit, and then he was gone, leaving behind three studio … Continue reading

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Happy 79th Birthday to Willie Nelson!

You know how the last song of the morning commute sometimes gets stuck in your head for a couple of hours? Lucky me. Today mine is Willie Nelson’s “Pick Up the Tempo,” and it couldn’t be more appropriate on this, … Continue reading

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