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    Coming from a life long career in education, I believe in teaching by example. The first thing is to recognize the situation and the problem. The possible solutions come later. The following is a short story which may hit home for you or for someone you know. It presents a scenario to be considered. Even if this situation is in your face, you need time to digest it before you can consider an action. Ideas will follow. As you ...

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