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Eric
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I am a high school U.S. history, world history, geography, economics, government teacher. I also facilitate ancient history, art history, and world history online classes. I teach at a county public alternative school for students who violate zero tolerance polices or have continual behavior issues. I started teaching in 2010 after serving in the military for 21 years.

I received my B.A. in history/education in 2010, focusing on early American history. I am a member of the following organizations:

- Phi Kappa Phi (oldest national honor society for all academic disciplines)
- Phi Alpha Theta (national honor society for history students)
- National Forensic League (speech and debate honor society)
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

I am also a retired disabled Army veteran (1985 - 2006). I am a Southwest Asia veteran. I am also a former German & Arabic linguist.
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"Sic Parvis Magna" ~ Heraldic motto of Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 1596)

"De gustibus non est disputandum" ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880
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I keep wanting to return to before that date.
That date and that time
that sticks in my mind.
Before that moment
my father still lived.

But time keeps pushing me forward.
Ever further from that event into the future,
away from my father's last breath.
Distancing me from my father's
voice
touch
looks
smell
attentiveness.

The calendar and the clock are my
enemies and my friends

I advance into the future both
away from him and yet also...

closer to him.

One day the clock and the calendar
will be my friend and take me
back to my father.

But until that day,
they are my enemies.
The Calendar and the Clock
My father passed away on August 1, 2014.

I wrote this on November 7, 2014.  My new normal is not as fun as my old normal. But I do look at my children and my students more through my father's eyes than my own eyes. He taught me to treat people with kindness, fairness, and compassion. 
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rin-niko Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for fave! Meow :3 
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for the favorites!  I'm really glad you enjoyed my photography!
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ebturner Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're most welcome. I always enjoy seeing your new submissions in my queue. You have a great eye and some admirable skill. Keep up the good work!
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015   Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav
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JARTAS Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank You!
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
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willcraft Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Could I ask a favour of you?

You are versed in the realities of war, was I correct in what I said here comments.deviantart.com/1/5328… ?

I failed to convince the person with whom I was discussing the matter, so I think I may have made an unreasonable assumption, but I'm not sure where.
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ebturner Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry. I saw this yesterday and forgot to respond. My laptop is on/off again. 

Honestly, I didn't understand it really. It's very impressive though. 
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willcraft Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ah the delights of temperamental technology. Thanks anyway.
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