Category Archives: school

Arbitrary Authority

Knatz.com / Stories / Hierarchy vs Conviviality / School / Junior High Water Pistols When I was in the seventh or eighth grade water pistols suddenly became the rage among boys my age. One day I had never heard of … Continue reading

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Colby Stories

Knatz.com / Stories / Hierarchy vs Conviviality / School / Teaching / College stories are of course still school stories. What brings me here today is a story (series of) from when I was teaching, not attending, college. Smart Girls: … Continue reading

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Jazzbo’s Charity Concert

Stories / Themes / Music Art Lit / @ K. 1995 Junior year 1954-55) a buddy ran for high school office. His platform was to bring the Duke to South Side High School for a charity concert. The Ellington Band … Continue reading

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pk’s School Bestiary

Knatz.com / Stories / Hierarchy vs Conviviality / School / @ K. 2012 02 02 A free people wouldn’t need to know my personal school experiences to know that compulsory state-run “education” and freedom are incompatible. I believe further that … Continue reading

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Army “Intelligence” Test

The draft board conscripted me through Whitehall Street Induction Station, First Army, downtown NY. Real quick for the moment: There were three exams: 1) physical 2) “intelligence” 3) moral. For the first a guy in white sticks his finger up … Continue reading

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pk’s Ph.D. Orals Scrapbook

2006 07 17 Poking around in Arthur O. Lovejoy’s Essays in the History of Ideas, his history of deism in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries put contemporary academic hubris into an enlightening perspective: The presumption of the universal accessibility and … Continue reading

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SFCC

I’ve not repeated all of Knatz.com’s pk school stories that had been posted by 2006. There are of course still some to tell: some that are as important as any: except perhaps for my report on my PhD orals experience. … Continue reading

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