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Living Among Guatemalan Mayans Is Fascinating Experience, Irene Scharf Jan 2007

Living Among Guatemalan Mayans Is Fascinating Experience, Irene Scharf

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I have just lived a dream. Five years ago I learned of a school where students of all ages could study Spanish intensively while living among the Guatemalan Mayans. Peace Accords had been signed in 1996, the government was encouraging tourism, and it was, finally, safe to visit.

Why a dream? Because, 25 years ago, when I traveled through Central and South America, I promised my family I would avoid Guatemala because of the perceived was dangers. During that trip, as I met my Europeans and other who had visited, remained safe, and found it a fascinating country, I vowed ...


Looseleafing The Flow: An Anecdotal History Of One Technology For Updating, Howard T. Senzel Jan 2000

Looseleafing The Flow: An Anecdotal History Of One Technology For Updating, Howard T. Senzel

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This work will show that there is a great gulf between the culture of lawmakers and the culture of those who comply. Lawmakers - legislators, administrators, and especially judges - function by producing primary authorities in law. The texts of these authorities are the law itself. Because they were created in the course of deciding actual cases - cases which produced insights to a truth of lasting value, these texts have an authority equal to all the other insights produced down through the ages. The excitement that accompanies such insights tends to blind lawmakers to the chore of compliance. Those whose work in ...