An Electronic Magazine by Omar
Villarreal and Marina Kirac (c)
June 25th 2000
Dear SHARERS ,
Monday evening. I know this is
probably going to be the shortest SHARE ever. But there are reasons for this . I
came back home at around 11.30 last night from that
unforgettable International Congress that the Lola Mora organized in
Tucumán. It was Father´s Day and my
two sons Martin and Sebas and Marina were waiting for me for a very late
night celebration. Predictably enough, nobody went to bed early and still
more predictably nobody got up early enough today to complete SHARE today...
I wrote that on Monday 19th ,
exactly 6 days ago today. And I was right : that was going to be the shortest
SHARE ever. So short it never existed : That issue of SHARE never saw the light
of day (or rather the dark of night) for at around 20:00 hours when I had
finished "hammering" SHARE on the keys of my computer keyboard ( that by
then were starting to feel like an old "Remington") and my two sons pounced on the
computer to start sending SHARE to you. It was then and there that
something went fatally wrong with our e-mail directory. As we had told you,
it had been growing up to a figure well over 3,000 and even when we thought we
kept it reasonably well organized , probably it was not. To cut a long story
short we tried to fix it all through the week. Yesterday our computer whizz-kid,
Bernieh spent all afternoon fixing the last details. Conclusion (1) : we only
lost 29 e-mail
addresses ( which given the circumstances was a real miracle). The addresses
were those of 29 people whose first name starts with an "A" . We can only hope
they write to us soon. There is no other way for us to know who they
Conclusion (2) This will be very
special issue of SHARE with features of last week´s issue and some new features
(especially news) from this week. We apologize to all those who sent their
information to be published last week and which has dated since and been
therefore not included in this SHARE 27
In SHARE 27
1.- Every Sunday is Father´s
2.- Special Gifts for Father´s
3.- Licenciatura en Inglés in Lomas de
4.- From ETp: Looking at
Students´Mistakes (2nd Round)
5.- A reply to "Looking at Students´Mistakes"
6.- Omar "Rocks" Lincoln
7.- On the Lighter side : Jokes from Mar
8.- Teacher Development with Macmillan Heinemann.
9.- A Cowboy in New
10- News from
11- The Answer to a Logic
12- Practitioner´s Certificate in
13- APIBA SIG´s in
14- Training Courses for Women.
(1) EVERY SUNDAY IS
We often hear phrases like "there
shouldn´t be such a thing as a Father´s Day" . "Everyday should be Father´s
Day". Between you and me : We always thought it was good to isolate one
"special" day to pay "special" tribute to Father, Mother, Children, Grannies,
Trees, Animals, (Is there a Mother-in-Law´s Day ? Somebody suggesting April 29th
? I think that is already taken ) . But this time
the cliché : " any day is as good any other to celebrate Father´s
Day " seems to fit our
present circumstances perfectly.
Happy Father´s Day to all our SHARER
fathers and to the daddys and husbands of all our lady SHARERS (even if a week
Let us start the celebration with this
poem that a dear SHARER ,Carolina Rodriguez, sent us from Catamarca.
ODE TO FATHER´S
Father's Day each father plans
A morning of sleeping late.
But on his
day, Dad finds that he
Just can't sleep in past eight.
Day it's hammock time.
Pile on newspapers galore
And please don't worry
if I doze,
Dig me out by half-past four.
On Father's Day that dirty
Will not be washed by me.
Let Mom and the children do the job,
While I laze beneath a tree.
On Father's Day the kids all think
Dad probably needs a tie.
But I just want a hug and kiss
a new hi-fi).
On Father's Day the household chores—
Well, I refuse
to do 'em.
The lawn, the trash, the dishes?
Let Daddy snooze right
On Father's Day the ballpark calls—
bleachers, the sun.
While Dad is off fetching the snacks...
was that a home run?
Father's Day ends with story time,
highlight of Dad's fun day.
We cuddle up, the kids and I,
it's just Sunday.
SPECIAL GIFTS FOR FATHER´S DAY
Our dear neighbours and SHARERS Liliana and Patricia Orsi
Practical Language Teaching" firstname.lastname@example.org sent
me this Father´s Day greeting by Collin Mc Carty . Thank you, girls ! I wish you
and ALL our fellow-SHARES the same :
May These Special Gifts Come Your
Happiness. Deep down within.
Serenity. With each sunrise.
Success. In each facet of your life.
Close and caring friends.
Love. That never ends.
memories. Of all the yesterdays.
today. With much to be thankful for.
path. That leads to beautiful tomorrows.
Dreams. That do their best to come true.
And appreciation. Of all the wonderful things about
(3) LICENCIATURA EN
INGLES IN LOMAS DE ZAMORA
dear friend and SHARER, Anne Jordan, Head of the English Department at Instituto
Superior del Profesorado "Pbro Dr. Antonio Saenz" del Obispado de Lomas de
Zamora sends us this piece of information about the Licenciatura en
Inglés that will be taught on the
premises of that Institution through an agreement with the Universidad Nacional
del Litoral, which will issue the degrees
of Licenciado according to the provisions
of the Higher Education Act.
Normativo y Objetivo
Federal de Educación N° 24195
de Educación Superior N° 24.521 y sus Decretos Reglamentarios
Marco CFCyE en especial el
Documento A-14 sobre la Transformación Gradual y Progresiva de la Formación
C.S. N° 80/98 de la
Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Ciclo de Licenciatura en Inglés a través de la implementación de una
estructura curricular apropiada permitirá a los actuales Profesores
apropiarse de saberes que completen su formación de grado.
Licenciado en Inglés tendrá las competencias obtenidas de la profundización de
los saberes que lo acrediten como tal, adquiriendo capacidades para la
producción de conocimientos ligados a su campo disciplinar y optimizando su
aptitud docente para el ejercicio
en el nivel superior.
título de Profesor o Traductor de Inglés de Nivel Terciario No Universitario de
carrera de duración no menor de 4 años.
del Plan de Estudios
Ciclo comprende once asignaturas más Tesina y tiene una duración de tres
de Desarrollo de Competencias Académicas
Epistemología (en Español)
Teorías Lingüísticas Contemporáneas
Materna y Lengua Extranjera ( En Inglés y Español)
Antropológica (en Español)
Taller de Metodología de la
Investigación ( en Inglés)
de Lengua Extranjera
Teorías Lingüísticas Contemporáneas II
Comunicación Intercultural (En Español)
con opcionalidad : (A) Didáctica Específica
(B) Desarrollo Profesional
Arancel $ 2000 (Consultar financiación)
Modalidad : Presencial
Regimen de Cursado
Viernes y Sábados .
de Cursado : Instituto
Superior del Profesorado “ Pbro. Sáenz” –
740. Lomas de Zamora. Provincia de Buenos
: del 26
de junio al 4 de agosto de 2000.
I.S.P. “Pbro. Sáenz”. (011) 42928941-
4575105 int.121. Fax: (0342) 4575105 int.120. email@example.com
de Clases : 18 de Agosto de 2000.
is a real pleasure for Marina and me to announce these very good news for the
ELT community of Buenos Aires. Our town, Lomas de Zamora, will certainly be
honoured to host such a prestigious course of studies. Sincere congratulations
to Anne and the Profesorado "Saenz" and to Ana Maria Armendariz, the local
coordinato, both of them dear friends and SHARERS.
(4) FROM ETp : LOOKING AT STUDENTS´MISTAKES (2nd
If you remember last week I referred
to one of my favourite articles in
ENGLISH TEACHING professional, Michael
Swan's "Seven bad reasons for teaching grammar ... and two good ones" which was
published in April 1998 (issue 7).
In this article he referred to an
experiment in which mistakes made by Greek
secondary-school children were
shown to Greek teachers of English, and
British non-teachers, and members of
each group graded the mistakes on a
scale from 1 (least serious) to 5 (most
The sentences were:
1. * We agreed to went by car.
* We didn't knew what happened.
3. * Dizzys from the wine we decided to go
4. * The people are too many so and the cars are too many.
5. * The
bus was hit in front of.
6. * There are many accidents because we haven't
brought (broad) roads.
How serious did SHARERS judge these mistakes to
be? If you haven't graded
them yet, why not take a moment to do this before
reading on ...
In the experiment the answers were as follows
Greek teachers graded the seriousness of the mistakes
In other words they thought: < *We agreed to went by car. > was
a much more
serious error than < *There are many accidents because we
(broad) roads. >
Compare this with the British
non-teachers - and I think it's probably more
important that they were
NON-teachers rather than that they were British:
In other words the answers were
dramatically different and what teachers
(Greek) and non-teachers (British)
thought serious or not serious did not
correlate at all!
this experiment tell us? Perhaps before supplying another extract
ENGLISH TEACHING professional (and adding to your ever-lengthening
newsletter!) I should wait for some answers. Anyone who wants to can email
best wishes from London
(5) A REPLY TO "LOOKING AT
One of the most respected names in the
ELT scene in our country and a young and talented SHARER, Viviana Valenti from
Rosario reacts to Nicolas´s last week posting (sorry ! his posting two weeks
I want to make some comments on ¨Looking
at Students´ Mistakes.
We, teachers, have to be very
careful when dealing with mistakes. To start with, we must remember the
difference between ¨mistakes¨ and ¨errors¨. The former have to do with
performance. They can be said to be ¨lapses¨. The latter have
to do with compentence and are overt
manifestations of our learners ´systems of the language (or
of our own). Remember that learning a foreign language implies a long process
during which a kind of language (¨interlanguage¨) starts to develop.
Interlanguage will gradually approximate the language spoken by a native
speaker. In the meantime, the students will give signs of development through
what we wrongly call ¨mistakes¨. Thus, errors account for those
internal processes that allow interlanguage to develop.
At this point , and after this brief
theoretical explanation, we can say that Example 6 can be considered a mistake
(as differentiated from error) which shows that the student has simply mistaken
one word for another. It is a kind of ¨lapse¨
All the other examples are different.
They contain signs of development of the students´ interlanguage. We cannot
consider ¨errors¨ to be more serious than ¨mistakes¨ as they are essentially
different in nature. In other words, the ¨so-called mistakes¨ show the extent to
which our students are making an effort to construct an internal system of the
When is a ¨mistake¨ serious, then? Only
when you detect that it is becoming ¨fossilized¨, i.e. when the student keeps on
making the same mistake even though he has done hundreds of exercises , he has
had plenty opportunities to practise orally or has been repeatedly
corrected by the teacher or his peers. Just think of your own students who,
after seven or eight years of studying English, still drop the Present Simple
third person singular ¨s¨.
I do not think that we can classify
¨mistakes¨ along a serious-not serious continuum because this is not how it
works. It is more important to know about the different sources that can give
rise to mistakes. We can mention four of them:
- transfer from the native language
(L1) or interlingual errors
- overgeneralizations withing the
foreign language (L2) or intralingual
- interlanguage errors
(rules that the students themselves create in their minds and that
cannot be transferred from L1 or overgeneralized from rules in L2.
- induced errors
originated in the way the teacher is overemphasizing or dealing with a
certain aspect of the language
Taking all this into account, the errors
that are generally more difficult to erradicate are those which are due to
transfer from L1 or which have been created by the students themselves. But
remember that in all the cases, more than being worried about them, you should
see them as signs of mental activity. ¨Errors" should be
considered as "intelligent mistakes" (here I am using the term ¨mistakes¨ in its
When should you become worried? I think
this is a better question. The important thing is that you act before errors
become practically impossible to erradicate. Good consciousness raising
techniques and effective corrective feedback are the
main tools we, teacher, have at hand.
Best Wishes from Rosario
Thank you, Vivi for such an authoritative
contribution. Our best wishes to you and your beautiful family ! We
will be looking forward to hearing from you soon.
(6) OMAR "ROCKS"
will be presenting his Seminar "THE NEW ROCK ´N POP IN THE
ENGLISH CLASSROOM 2000" with more than 40 different techniques to exploit
rock and pop hits for English language teaching in Lincoln, Provincia
de Buenos Aires. Here are the details :
& Time : Saturday 8th of July 9:00 to 12:30 hours
: Hotel Impala - Sarmiento 900 (esq. Guemes)
: $ 10 Registration : 02355-42-2220 / 42-3018
the end of the seminar, Omar will conduct a micropresentation (30 minutes) of
his series POLIMODAL ENGLISH and Macmillan Heinemann ELT will present each participant with
a copy of the textbook.
(7) ON THE LIGHTER SIDE : JOKES FROM MAR DEL
A dear SHARER from Mar del Plata, Carlitos
"Charlie" Capelli, sends us this gust of Atlantic fresh air packed in these
jokes for a refreshing pause in our working week or to SHARE with our
BEWARE OF THE DOG
Upon entering a little country store, the stranger
noticed a sign saying "DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG!" posted on the door
Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor near
the cash register. He asked the store's owner "Is that the dog folks are
supposed to beware of?"
"Yep," the proprietor answered, "That's him."
stranger couldn't help being amused. "That certainly doesn't look like a
dangerous dog to me," he chuckled. "Why in the world did you decide to post that
"Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept
tripping over him."
BEWARE OF THE WIFE
"You're in incredibly fine condition," the doctor
concluded after finishing a thorough physical. "How old did you say you were,
"Seventy-eight! Why, you have the health of a
sixty-year-old. What's your secret?"
"I guess, Doc, it's due to a pact the
wife and I made when we got married. She promised that if she was ever about to
lose her temper, she'd stay in the kitchen 'till she cooled off. And I pledged
that when I got angry I'd keep quiet, too, and
go outside until I calmed
"I don't understand," said the doctor, "How could that help you stay
"Well, the patient explained, "I guess you could say I've lived an
(8) TEACHER DEVELOPMENT WITH MACMILLAN HEINEMANN
Macmillan Heinemann announces two Teacher Development
Seminars to be taught by Prof. Omar Villarreal in two different cities in the
province of Buenos Aires :
CHASCOMUS : TESTING ORAL
& Time : Saturday 1st of July 10:00 to 12:30 hours
: Biblioteca "Sarmiento" - Calle Alvear 9 ,
: Alicia Galay
02241- 423130 - e-mail
: firstname.lastname@example.org or in
Dolores with Raquel Gimenez (Centro de Estudiantes Profesorado de Inglés
DEVELOPING READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS WITH TEENAGERS
& Time : Tuesday 11th of July 10:00 to 12:30 hours
: Escuela Normal - Calle Nuñez 1375 ,
: Adriana Echeverría :
02342- 421487 - e-mail
: email@example.com or
in the evenings 02342- 422351
will be a raffle of major Macmillan Heinemann titles at the end of each event.
A COWBOY IN NEW YORK
Is it true that the word "cowboy" did NOT originate in the American
don't want you to think that I'm not shootin' straight with you. The first use
of the term cow-boy (it was originally hyphenated) was in England. In the 18th
century it simply described a young boy who tended to the cows. The rough and
tough adult cow-boy, however, does originate on American soil. But not where
you might think. Even at the time of the American Revolution, what is now the
upscale New York City suburb of Westchester County was hardly part of the
wide open spaces. It always had more crabgrass than sagebrush. And the only
place it was ever west of was New England. But back then it was the home of many
loyalists, or Tories, who sided with the British against the revolting
colonists. Among the toughest were the guerilla fighters who signaled their
attacks by ringing cowbells, from which they got the name cowboys. Yahoo
(Source: I HEAR AMERICA TALKING by Stuart B. Flexner)
book and other products at the best stores online.
Our dear friend and SHARER , Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, sends us this update on
the TESOL Academy in Uruguay and the URUTESOL Convention to be
held in the first and second week of July in Montevideo . Here are the details :
at Centro de Capacitación y
Perfeccionamiento Docente, Montevideo -
JULY 8 - 9, 2000
Alejandra Pron (Argentina) on Content Based Instruction in an EFL
Natalie Kuhlman (University of California, San Diego) on Standards-Based
Jo Ann Aebersold (University of Michigan) on Improving Reading
Fee : U$ 169 up to June 30, U$ 209 on site
UruTESOL Convention at Club Uruguay,
JULY 10 - 12, 2000
Presenters from UK, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Mexico and Uruguay
Plenaries, Workshops, Papers, Poster sessions and Colloquia
Topics: teacher education, reading, ESP, brain-based learning, critical
thinking, divers!ty voices, memory and learning, affect, teacher
Fee: U$ 30 up to June 30, U$ 50 on site
"For those of you coming from abroad, pack an umbrella and warm clothes.
Winter has arrived in the Southern hemisphere and it is already very cold. Also,
bring your camera. Montevideo is beautiful in winter and our convention premises
could not be better. We are hosting the 2000 convention at Club Uruguay, a belle
epoque social club which still has its turn-of-the-century flair. You will be in
the centre of the Old Quarter in town. Our 1830 Constitution was proclaimed from
the balcony of the adjoining Old Town Hall across from the Cathedral. You will
also be able to see the fountain which provided colonial Montevideo with
drinking water and many other picturesque sites.We look forward to seeing you in
Montevideo in July !
Gabriel can be contacted at the General Inspectorate of Secondary
Education (Uruguay 907, 1er. piso-- Tel: 900 5044 x 205/206)
In connected news, The Presentations Review Committee has accepted
Omar´s proposal for his presentation :
ENGLISH AT THE DAWN OF THE CENTURY :
analysis of the the predominant sets of beliefs and shortcomings
of English Language Teacher Education in our region over the last 25
years and a critical evaluation of the prevalent models for Teacher
Education and Development at the dawn of the third millennium.
(11) THE ANSWER TO A LOGIC
You might well
remember the logic challenge our dear SHARER from Brazil, John F. Anderson ( Mr English ) firstname.lastname@example.org sent us
which was published in SHARE 25 . For the benefit of the very new SHARERS , here
it goes again
1.- There are 5 houses of 5 different colours
2.- In each house there is a person from a different
3.- Five owners, each drink a different sort of drink;
different kind of cigarette and has different pets.
THE QUESTION : Who has a fish ?
The English man lives in the red house;
The Swedish man has a dog;
The Danish man drinks Tea;
The Norwegian man lives in the first house;
The German smokes Prince;
The green house stands by the white one, on the left;
The owner of the green house drinks coffee;
The man who smokes Pall Mall has a bird;
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill;
The man who lives in the middle house drinks milk;
The man who smokes Blends lives side by side of the man who has a
The man who has a horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill;
The man who smokes Bluemaster drinks beer;
The man who smokes Blends is the man who drinks water's next door
The Norwegian lives side by side of the blue house.
THE ANSWER :
The German owns the FISH !
By the way, have you visited Mr English ´s homepage :
By the way (2) : What is the pronunciation of "Pall Mall"
(12) PRACTITIONER´S CERTIFICATE IN
Our very dear SHARERS, Laura Szmuch and Jamie Duncan have
very good news
for all of us :
We hope the year has been treating
you kindly so far. We have certainly been busy enjoying our new courses and
celebrating with our recent graduates. Congratulations to Elsa Bengardino, Gustavo Paz, Graciela Marchetti, Lilly Spillman,
Maria Laura De Toro and Mercedes Bruno on
their excellent performances in the final evaluations for the Practitioners
Certificate. Well done to you all!
Our e-mail this time is also to
announce some upcoming events.
- Free Introductory Talk on Neuro
Come and find out more about NLP
(Neuro Linguistic Programming) and its applications to teaching. This one hour
talk will take place on Saturday 8 July at 10.00am, and will include information
on our Practitioner Certificate course as well as a general introduction to the
topic. Please call or mail us to reserve your place.
- Practitioners Certificate in NLP
specialising in Education
Enrolments are now being
taken for a new Practitioner's Certificate in NLP course, which will start on
Saturday August 26. The course consists of 110 hours
and is divided into 12 eight-hour modules plus two evaluation modules upon
completion of the course. It will be held monthly on Saturdays in Capital
This course and the workshop
will be held at: Gallardo 719 Dto 2, Versailles, Capital Federal.
With all our best
Jamie and Laura
For further information
4641-9068 (tel/fax), email@example.com or Jamie Duncan
4431-7582 (tel), firstname.lastname@example.org
(13) APIBA SIG´S IN
Our dear SHARER and hyperactive APIBA
Liason Officer, Analia Kandel, sends us this update of the forthcoming meetings
of their Special Interest Groups :
*Phonetics / Phonology
Co-ordinators: Roxana Basso - Isabel
Date: Saturday, July 1 -- Time: 9 to
Venue: IES en Lenguas Vivas
"J.R.Fernandez", Room 17
1.-How to raise phonological awareness in
adult learners ( Clem Duran )
2. Mapping the computer keyboard to use
the phonetic fonts followed by laptop practice (workshop led by Graciela Moyano)
3. Tackling common errors at an advanced
Co-ordinators: María Valeria Artigue - Alfredo Jaeger
Date: Saturday, July 1 -- Time: 10 - 12.45
Diaz 1747, Buenos Aires
Debate on topics presented in previous meeting: (i) The Origins of Literature,
(ii) Which Literature?, (iii) Language through Literature? Language and
Literature? Literature through Language?
2. All SIG members will bring
examples of different types of texts (i.e. old, classic and modern) in
order to put the theory discussed in Part 1 into practice.
Co-ordinators: Viviana Myslicki -
Date: Saturday, July 8 -- Time:
10 - 13
Venue: Cultural Inglesa de Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1475, Buenos Aires
1. Exploring language through video.
Analysis of the language contents of a video segment / ways in which the
video material could be best exploited.
2. Debate: Language Learning / Teaching:
a) which English to learn / teach; b) the hidden curriculum; c) needs
Co-ordinators: Virginia López Grisolía - Alicia Perera
Date: Tuesday, July 11 -- Time: 10.30 - 12.30
Venue: Interaction Language Studio, Av. L.N. Alem 424 - P.B., Buenos
Presentation of main economic theories: Adam Smith (by Malala Fox); David
Ricardo (by Silvia Tubio); John M. Keynes (by Ana Maria Bergel); Milton Friedman
(by Claudia Palmieri); Robert Lucas (by Alicia Perera)
2. Definition of key economic terms: inflation (by Maria Ines
Gallego); recession (by Daniel Carballedo); employment (by Karina
Presentation of a video on the U.S. Federal Reserve (by Virginia Lopez
*History / Civilisation
Co-ordinators: Cristina Bardeci - Paula
Date: Thursday, July 13
-- Time: 19 to 21
Venue: IES en Lenguas Vivas "J.R.Fernandez",
1. Methods of assessment in the History
classroom (Raymond Day)
2. Internet resources for History
3. Review of teaching materials /
resources for the History classroom. SIG members will bring (a)
(text)book(s) / article(s) and comment on them.
Fees and Registration
Paid-up members of APIBA or
other FAAPI Associations, and teacher trainees can participate
free of charge( proof of status required) All others: $10 per
session. Enrolment is no essential, but it is desirable. If at all
possible, those interested in participating in SIG meetings please e-mail email@example.com to confirm their
attendance. Those who can't confirm, please come anyway.
COURSES FOR WOMEN
A new SHARER from Resistencia,
Chaco,Maria Isabel Rodriguez (Chabela)
sends us lots of love and this message to SHARE :
Reflect on this :
Women think they already know everything, but
wait...training courses are now available for women on the following
Silence, the Final Frontier: Where No Woman Has Gone Before
Undiscovered Side of Banking: Making Deposits
3. Parties: Going Without New
4. Man Management: Minor Household Chores Can Wait Till After
5. Bathroom Etiquette I: Men Need Space in the Bathroom Cabinet
6. Bathroom Etiquette II: His Razor is His
7. Communication Skills I:
Tears - The Last Resort, not the First
8. Communication Skills II: Thinking
9. Communication Skills III: Getting What you Want without
10. Driving a Car Safely: A Skill You CAN Acquire
Telephone Skills: How to Hang Up
12. Introduction to Parking
Parking: Backing Into a Space
14. Cooking I: Bringing Back Bacon, Eggs and
15. Cooking II: Bran and Tofu are Not for Human Consumption
Cooking III: How not to Inflict Your Diets on Other People
Accepting Them Gracefully
18. Dancing: Why Men Don't Like To
Clothing: Wearing Outfits You Already Have
20. Household Dust: A Harmless
Natural Occurrence Only Women Notice
21. Integrating Your Laundry: Washing It
22. Oil and Gas: Your Car Needs Both
23. TV Remotes: For
Thank you, Chabela
for your contribution and your sense of humour... We can only pray our lady
SHARERS have plenty of this basic ingredient too.
All in all it
was a strange week. No SHARE on Sunday for a start. But, GEE !! Isn´t it
great to feel so many people missed SHARE ! We are are very proud of the piles
of messages we received this week asking about SHARE . Is pride a bad
feeling ? We do not think it is, in so far as it does not get mixed up with
This is probably a
strange issue of SHARE. We had to cut and paste a lot to rewrite an already
finished issue. We doubted whether to include anything at all about Father´s Day
(it was only last week but it seems ages ! ) : But
Two or three
things before we say goodbye : Marina would like to dedicate
this issue of SHARE to her father, Omar would like to dedicate this isuue
who has been in Heaven for 12 years with BIGGEST FATHER OF THEM ALL
and Martin and Sebas would like to dedicate this issue to
We also wanted to
tell you that this will be a very special week in our family : Friday 30th
of June is Omar´s birthday and Saturday 1st of July is Sebas´s twelfth birthday
(Notice Omar keeps on concealing his age).
Finally, as usual
we would like a dear SHARER to close this issue. This time it is
Bethina Viale from
Rosario . She writes :
Dear Omar and Marina,
I loved this
quatation by Norman Lear. So I'm sharing it with you. ;-)
"Life is made up of small
pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too
infrequently. And if you don’t collect all of these tiny successes, the big ones
don’t really mean anything ".
A WONDERFUL WEEK TO
YOU ALL !!
Omar and Marina
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