- Features: Written by Gene Gable on March 31, 2005
A few months ago at a rare family get together, when it came time for clearing the table and cleaning the dishes, my Swiss brother-in-law made some sort of reference to it being "women's work." As a well-intentioned liberal, I hate to generalize, but since my sister moved to Switzerland, I've learned a couple of things about the Swiss (women only received the right to vote there in 1971) that made this statement not surprising to me, and it was delivered in the matter-of-fact tone that seems to accompany every such statement I've heard from my brother-in-law and his family.
- Features: Written by Gene Gable on March 3, 2005Body:
- Features: Written by Gene Gable on February 17, 2005
At the garage sale of a retired teacher I recently came across a very large basket of little 35mm film canisters, each with a label indicating a subject, and each containing an educational filmstrip of the sort used in schools in the era before cheap video recorders and in-classroom Net connections. These inexpensive products were the poor-man's movie -- cheap enough for a school to own, and easy to present without much technical knowledge.
- Features: Written by Gene Gable on February 3, 2005Body:
In explaining to some friends about the school in Montana that we sent our 16-year-old nephew to, they said, "It sounds like one of those ads in th
- Features: Written by Gene Gable on December 23, 2004Body:
Readers of my columns may think I'm hopelessly stuck in the past, clinging to an era when type was set without letter spacing, and constructing pag
- Features: Written by Gene Gable on October 14, 2004Body:
After a particularly bad summer, I thought things couldn't get much worse, and when they did, I called upon my Catholic childhood and summoned the