Desert Road

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  • ... drafts. My expectation is that students will struggle and not be confident. I know that learning takes time, and not everyone ... do they need to build their confidence through trying, but it also helps build endurance, patience, and stick-to-it-tiveness -- ...
  • California's unemployment rate hit a 12-year high this year putting a lot of people out of work who didn't expect to lose their jobs — people who had never been without work before. This is Roslyn Lee's story.
  • ... them, and you'll hear mostly foreign languages, and when not foreign languages, often foreign accents. This veritable United Nations ... nightmarish. An odd way to sell handbags, you may think, but they come as a welcome break from the luxurious blandness into which the ...
  • ... guys who are said to have started the Colby Fire were not camping in a designated campground. That's true, but one should not come to the conclusion that it was an illegal ...
  • ... of my dog. Wait -- I was going to show you my dog, but this is my heater. Home is my heater. We were going to write about ... was in the street, the yard, the kitchen. But I'm not going to tell you what I tried to teach them. We read some great books, ...
  • ... federal government hasn't banned travel to Mexico, but it's asking travelers to follow preventive measures normally recommended ... caught the flu) that cases are still very rare, it does not spread instantly to everyone near an infected person, and the flu is by ...


  • Among chorusing frogs in Panama, Sir David Attenborough asks how amphibians first managed to invade the land. The Australian lungfish, an ancient relative of the amphibians that can breathe air, and the giant Japanese salamander, one of the largest amphibians on Earth, give vital clues about their first tentative steps. These giant land invaders also demonstrate fiercely protective parenting...
  • The Academy Awards are almost here. But as "12 Years A Slave" demonstrates, the stories we celebrate on screen are not necessarily the ones we celebrate, or even acknowledge, in real life. ... Quincy Adams. Both blacks and whites got to feel like we conquered slavery, though of course we didn't; "Twelve Years" offers no such ...
  • ... tech executives, and both running for big GOP offices. But Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina are not necessarily cut from the same cloth. ... tech executives, and both running for big GOP offices. But Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina are not necessarily cut from the same ...

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