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History Teacher



Thanks for the post from Rashad Townsend

My brother teaches history at our local community college. He just loves to talk about history all the time. I don’t know where he got that because there is no one else in our family that is the least bit interested in history. I was talking on the phone to my sister-in-law the other day, and she said that she can never watch television because my brother is always watching The History Channel on http://www.direc4u.com/. I told her that would absolutely drive me crazy. When my brother was a young boy growing up, he was always a little bit weird or nerdy. On the I.Q. test he scored at genius level so you know he was always really smart in every class in school. My mom told me that the counselors at school told her that he needed to learn how to fail at something so he could figure out how to deal with failure. So my mom then proceeded to sign him up for things that she knew he would not succeed in. The first thing she put him in was football. Our local community park had a league that everyone played in. Well I can tell you now that he was a great big flop at football. Then she put him in the band at school playing the baritone. Let me just say he never quite got the hang of that either. So I guess I should just be proud that he found an outlet that he really loves and is very successful.