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Diane Roberts: Rick Scott’s higher education summit was missing one thing — educators

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Gov. Rick Scott recently convened a higher education summit. Minus the educators. The Commissioner of Agriculture was there. The COO of defense contractor Northrup Grumman was there. The head of the state Dept. of Economic Opportunism was there. So was the state university system chancellor, the Senate president, assorted business types and three head football coaches. But no professors. No teachers. That’s like having a confab on space travel and inviting only NASA’s senior accountant, the cafeteria manager at Johnson…

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Oration Week 2010: Daniel Webster’s Seventh of March speech

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Of all the dorky things I do, and trust me there are many my absolute favorite nerdly function is to recite the Funeral Speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, which I will be performing at random spots in downtown St. Pete this Ides of March. A couple of years ago, to set the tone for the speech, I created my own holiday, spread across a week, to celebrate great moments in Oration (yes, this sounds like Festivus). Accordingly, from March 7-15,…

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Oration Week 2010: Daniel Webster’s Seventh of March speech

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Of all the dorky things I do, and trust me there are many, my absolute favorite nerdly function is to recite the Funeral Speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, which I will be performing at random spots in downtown St. Pete this Ides of March. A couple of years ago, to set the tone for the speech, I created my own holiday, spread across a week, to celebrate great moments in Oration (yes, this sounds like Festivus). Accordingly, from March 7-15,…

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Friends, family, pets, lend me your paws!

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(With apologies to William Shakespeare.) Friends, family, other pets, lend me your paws. I come to bury Truffles, not to praise him. The barking that dogs do lives after them: The good is oft interred with their favorite bones. So let it be with Truffles. My noble Mother Hath told you Truffles was rambunctious. If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Truffles answered it. He hath brought home many chew toys home Whose ransoms did…

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