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I met a young woman from Rumania who as a young child had come to America with her family. The practical father said he would pay her and her brother's way through UCLA if they majored in engineering. Both got their engineering degrees. The brother works as an engineer. The young woman works as a massage therapist....more
Yes, I could never afford to live there now. Loudoun when I was a kid was a lovely place to grow up. Prosperous farms were dominant, and everyone knew everyone else in a ten mile radius. Now the county is a wealthy subdivision. It makes me sad to return there.
I was born and reared in Loudoun County, VA. Both sides of my family were farmers. In 1955 my grandfather retired from farming and sold the farmhouse and 17 acres for $27,000. The farmhouse is a beautiful, large fieldstone home with 7 fireplaces. The barn was also fieldstone. The barn was made into a home and is c...more
The job market is improving, and as the cost of doing business abroad rises, more corporations will bring their plants back to the USA. Whites with low self esteem have visceral hatred for Obama with his Ivy League degree,s and they bandy about terms like "socialism" which they hardly know the meaning of.
I was a college prof for 35 years. I never heard a person say, "I sure am sorry I got my college degree." I have heard many say they were sorry they didn't get their college degree. There is a strong strain of anti-intellectualism in the United States, especially among the working class. But a college degree is s...more