An Electronic Magazine by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac (c)
Year 2          Number 29      July  8th   2000
This week we chose a simple way to start : A simple poem. just a few words and an enourmous "thank you" to all those who sent me and our son Sebas their good vibes for our birthdays . One of the most frequently used words this week was "belated" in collocations like "happy belated birtyhdays" .
Dont you know that it is never late for a friend... and that love is never having to say you´re sorry ? (Remember Ryan O´Neil in "Love Story" ? )
Dear Omar and Marina,
Thanks for Share!!!!! It´s wonderful
Sorry...I didn´t know it was Omar´s birthday...Congratulations.....
I send you this poem to celebrate  it....(better late than never)
I believe in the sun,
Even when it is not shining.
I believe in love,
even when I do not feel it
I believe in God,
even when He is silent 
I love you both, although I haven´t met you before...thanks for the great job you are doing.....
All my love,and a lot of light for this week.....
Tehani Bertello from Córdoba,
Happy Winter Holidays to all those colleagues who are starting their well-deserved rest this week !!
1.- A Piece of Americana. 
2.- Geetings from Porto Alegre.
3.- Hamlet 2000.  
4.- Erratum.  
5.- On the Value of Time.
6.- Update your records.   
7.- Omar in Paraguay TESOL
8.- The War of the Sexes, Marriage and Punctuation. 
9.- THe Guns ´n Roses in SHARE !!!
10- News from "The Performers". 
11- Apropos the Sex of Computers.  
12- Bernieh´s Corner.   
13- Very Real False Friends: Diplomatics.
14- A Message from Omar and Marina.
15- One small gesture can change a person´s life.
A dear friend and SHARER from the centre of Buenos Aires Province, Maria
Laura Rossi , sent us this reading about coming of age in America . She says : " I guess this may be useful to practise the Simple Past with adult students. I've tried it with great success and lots of fun ! " :
What a difference fifty years can make !
A sure sign that you're getting "up there" is that you can remember back when things were different . . . A lot different . Consider some of the changes that we have witnessed :
We were born before the pill and the population explosion .
We were born before TV, penicillin, polio shots, antibiotics, frisbees, frozen food, nylon, dacron, Xerox and contact lenses.

We were before radar, flourescent lights, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams, and ball-point pens.

For us, time-sharing meant togetherness ... not computers or condominiums.  A "chip" meant a piece of wood, hardware meant hardware, and software wasn't even a word!

In our time, closets were for clothes, not for "coming out of," and being gay meant you were happy and carefree.

In those days, bunnies were small rabbits and rabbits were not Volkswagons.

We were before Batman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Snoopy.
We were before DDT, vitamin pills, disposable diapers, Jeeps, and the Jefferson nickel.
We preceded Scotch Tape,  M&M's, automatic transmissions, and Lincoln Continentals.

When we were in school ... pizzas, Cheerios, frozen orange juice, instant coffee and McDonald's were unheard of.  We thought fast food was what you ate during Lent and Outer Space was the back of the Riviera Theater.

We never heard of FM radio, tape recorders, electric typewriters, word processors, electronic music, digital clocks, artificial hearts and guys wearing earrings.

We were before pantyhose and drip-dry clothes, ice makers, dishwashers, clothes dryers, freezers, electric blankets, air conditioners and before Hawaii and Alaska became states.

We were before yogurt, Ann Landers, plastics, hair spray, the forty-hour week and the minimum wage and before man walked on the moon.

We got married first ...and then lived together afterward.  How quaint can you be?

In our day, cigarette smoking was fashionable, "grass" was mowed, "coke" was something you drank, "pot" was something you cooked in, "rock music" was a grandmother's lullaby and AIDS were helpers in the Principal's office.

We were before coin-operated vending machines, jet planes, helicopters, and interstate highways.  "Made in Japan" meant junk and the term "making out" referred to how you did on your exam.

We were before house-husbands, gay rights, computer dating, dual careers, and computer marriages.  We were also before day-care centers, group therapy and nursing homes.
We had fountain pens with bottles of real ink.  We had stockings made of real silk with seams up the back that were never straight.  We had saddle shoes and cars with rumble seats.  We had corner ice-cream parlors with little tables and wire-back chairs where we had a choice of three flavors.
We hit the scene when there were 5-cent and 10-cent stores where you bought things for five and ten cents.  You could buy ice cream cones for a nickel or a dime.  For one nickel you could ride a street car, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi, or enough stamps to mail one letter and two postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600 ... but who could afford one?  A pity, too, because gas was only 11-cents a gallon.

We were certainly not before the difference between the sexes was discovered, but we were surely before the sex change ... we made do with what we had.

And we were the last generation that was so dumb as to think you needed a husband to have a baby!  Can you imagine that?
Congratulations, Maria Laura ! What an excellent idea ! I reading this brought to my mind images from "Back to the Future" . A nice expansion to try could be asking the students to "rewrite" the passage using cultural references to our own country. This would, of course, change according to how old our adult students are but I guess the bigger the differences in age the richer their work would be , for example " We were born before Marcelo Tinelli and "Clave de Sol" OR We were born before Hector Coire and "La Feria de la Alegria" .
A dear SHARER and respected colleague from Brazil, Joice de Brito e Cunha , who recently visited our country for the "Primeras Jornadas Internacionales para Profesores de Inglés del Noroeste Argentino" organized by the Instituto Superior "Lola Mora" in San Miguel de Tucumán has sent us these words as a token of appreciation.
Joice enjoyed great success at the Congress and was deeply impressed by the warm hospitality of the organizers and her fellow-lectures in particular and of the Argentinian public in general.
"Não há sonho mais bonito, que o da grande fraternidade humana.
Quando dois homens se encontrarem, sejam de povos, sejam de raças, sejam de classes diferentes....
Que eles possam sempre apertar as mãos como amigos.
Se as nossas mãos se encontrarem, podemos fazer com elas, uma corrente para transformar o mundo.
E se cada um de nós, for a semente que o vento espalha...
Este sonho poderá ser realidade um dia."
(3) HAMLET 2000
Our dear friend and pioneer of educational theatre Celia Zubiri from the Buenos Aires Players sends us this announcement : 
HAMLET 2000  by  Wiliam Shakespeare
in a free version by  Celia Zubiri
Directed by Maite Nuñez
Shakespeare´s original plot in this forthcoming millennium with all the strength, power and political intrigue in a country of the 3rd. World.
Teatro de la Comedia, Rodríguez Peña 1074, Buenos Aires.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. / Friday 7:00 p.m
A special treat for teachers of English and students from any Teacher´s Training College in the country during the next Winter Holidays
Price of the ticket : $5 for the performances on Friday 14th, 21st and 28th July at 7:00 p.m.
Bookings : TEL: 4812-5307 / 4814-5455 
In our last issue of SHARE we wrongly stated that our dear friend Albert Canil was currently directing "Agnes of God" with a company other than the one at which he has a long and successful career : The Suburban Players. Awfully sorry, Albert.
In passing tomorrow Sunday 9th of July will be the last performance of the "Agnes of God" at the Playhouse in San Isidro . Says Albert :
"Agnes of  God leaves us this Sunday... Won't you come to meet her at The Playhouse before she goes back to Heaven? 
Since we do not want you to wait to meet our cast in action (or you want to watch them again...) we have launched a website with photo galleries of our production at the following address:

"Agnes of God" : last performance Sunday 9th at 6pm at The Playhouse, Moreno 80, San Isidro.  Information and Reservations: Tel: 4784.8275  
A dear friend and SHARER , Marisa Lopez  sent us this piece for reflection. The original was in Spanish but we translated it into English and added a few "touches" here and there, especially bearing in mind that some colleagues might want to use it with their pre-intermediate plus students . Oh, the bit about "the editor of a weekly magazine was in the original". Anyway, it is very true.
If you want to know how much a year is worth,
ask a student who has failed his end-of-the-year examination.
If you want to know how much a month is worth,
ask a mother who has given birth to a premature child. 
If you want to know how much a week is worth,
ask the  editor of a weekly magazine.
If you want to know how much an hour is worth,
ask two lovers who long to see each other.
If you want to know how much a minute is worth,
ask someone who has missed the train or the  bus to go to work.
If you want to know how much a second is worth,
ask someone who has survived an accident.
If you want to know how much a milisecond is worth,
ask someone who has won a medal in the Olympic Games.
Treasure each and every moment of your life.
Time will not wait for you and will never come back to you once it has left you.
Use your time wisely.
If you strive to be happy and to make someone happy each and every moment of your life, then you have learnt the real value of time.

Our dear friend and SHARER , Nicolas Ridley, informs us that the ENGLISH TEACHING professional has moved to a new office. He writes :

Our new address is:

Tech West House
10 Warple Way
London W3 0UE
Telephone +44 (0) 20 8762 9600 (lines)
Fax +44 (0) 20 8749 6916
Email: or (as before)
Personal email: (as before)

Mail is still being collected from The Swan Business Centre, Chiswick - in
other words there's no need to worry about subscription forms etc that still bear the old address. 

We hope to see you at Tech West House (just opposite Acton Park) - before too long.

With best wishes

Nicolas Ridley
Publisher ETp 

Margaret Winmill from the staff of Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz English and PARATESOL  has written to us to confirm the dates and times of Omar Villarreal´s presentations in Asunción on ocassion of the PARATESOL Convention : 

Friday 14th July     15:15  Language Lounge
Exhibition Session    "Planning a Unit of Work with Teenagers" 
Saturday 15th July 10:05  Multi-Purpose Room  
Exhibition Session    "Planning a Unit of Work with Teenagers
Saturday 15th July   13: 00    Main Theatre
 Feature Presentation "Rock and Pop in the English Classroom" 
Last week´s posting by Gloria Ferrari brought about a number of reactions all them good-humoured . Our dear friend from Montevideo, Uruguay Martin Inthamouss writes to us on the war of the sexes and punctuation. He says:
"An English professor wrote the words, "a woman without her man is nothing"  on the blackboard and directed the students to punctuate it correctly.
The men wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing."
The women wrote: "A woman: without her, man is nothing."
Punctuation is everything ! "
Or is it ? Our dear friend and SHARER, Mirta Scolari de Barrea, from Kent Way Institute in Córdoba, thinks Marriage is an art :
The Art of Marriage
A good marriage must be created.
In the marriage, the little things are
the big things...
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at
least once each day.
It is having a mutual sense of values and
common objectives.
It is standing together and facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in
the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation and
demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in
which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and
the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person,
It is being the right partner ! 
A dear SHARER Natalia Wityk from Rosario writes to us :
Dear Omar and Marina.
I'd like to thank you for all the wonderful material you've been sending to me. I have implemented some of the ideas from previous SHARES in my classes with great success. Also, I've shared my ideas with other colleagues at school and they've found them to be very motivating and creative.
I think now is my turn to share some of my ideas with you, because it's my belief that there's much more pleasure in giving than in receiving. 
I have come across the lyrics of a song which I loved at first sight. ( I'm sure you won't have problems getting it either in any music shop) . The name of the song is Cats in the Craddle. There are different versions of this song, one of them is sung by Guns and Roses. What I like most of it is its message. It reminded of a song you tought us in a course in Rosario called "Butterfly Kisses". I hope you and all the SHARERS like this song just as much as I did.

Cats in the Cradle

A child arrived just the other day,
came to the world in the usual way,
But there were planes to catch
and bills to pay, he learned to walk while I was away
He was talking before I knew it and as he grew
he said I'm going to be like you Dad,
you know I'm going to be like you.

And the cat's in the cradle,
and the silver spoon, Little Boy Blue,
and the Man in the Moon,
When you coming home son, I don't know when
We'll get together then, you know we'll have a good time then.

My son turned 10 just the other day,
Said thanks for the ball now c'mon let's play
Will you teach me to throw, I said not today,
I've got a lot to do, he said that's ok
And he walked away and he smiled and he said
You know I'm going to be like you, Dad,
you know I'm going to be like you.

And the cat's in the cradle,
and the silver spoon, Little Boy Blue,
and the Man in the Moon,
When you coming home son, I don't know when
We'll get together then, you know we'll have a good time then.

He came from college just the other day,
so much like a man I just had to say,
I'm proud of you, won't you sit for a while
He shook his head and said with a smile,
What I'm feeling like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later can I have them please.


I've long since retired and my son's moved away
I called him up just the other day
I'd like to see you, if you don't mind
He said I'd love to Dad, if I could find the time
You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu
But it's sure nice talking you Dad, it's been real nice talking to you.
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me, my boy was just like me.


Thank you Naty for your kind words and your contribution . As a father who travels a lot and works a lot and is often away I found it tough... but very
thought-provoking !


Our small great friend Adriana Kaufmann, has a very important announcement to make : as from the 1st of June she is Marketing Manager for "The Performers", the well-known Educational Plays  group. Apart from the plays the group will be performing at their own theatre (we´ll learn more about this in future issues of SHARE), they have planned a tour of different locations

Wednesday  26th July           Santa Fe
Monday 31st July                  Rosario
Thursday 3rd August             Córdoba
Monday 14th August              La Plata
Tuesday 15th August              La Plata
Monday 28th August              Banfield
Tuesday 29th August             Quilmes
Monday 4th September         Don Torcuato
Tuesday 5th September         Escobar.

This year´s plays include :

Lizzie, the Witch                                Kindergarten and 1st Cycle EGB
The Magic Book                                  1st & 2nd Cycle EGB 
The Visitor                                         3rd Cycle EGB 
The Importance of Being Earnest        Adolescents & Adults.

For further information about times and theatres, please contact :Tel/fax: 4701 -7786. or Toll Free :  0800-88-TEATRO(832876)

And on top of all this, Adriana is soon leaving for BRAZTESOL with 15 other teachers that joined her tour (there might still be a few vacancies left ). Adrianita, Some people have all the luck !


A dear SHARER Alice Galdeano <> sends us this enlightening article about the gender of nouns : 

A language instructor was explaining to her class that Spanish nouns, unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as described, would have a gender association. For example: House is feminine  "la casa." In
English, of course, common nouns generally are of neutral gender.
Puzzled, one student raised his hand and asked, "What gender is a computer?"
The teacher said that depending on which Spanish you used, that of Spain or Latin American Spanish, it could be either one: el ordenador (masculine) or la computadora (feminine).
The teacher thought it would be good to decide on which term to use in class, so she divided the class into two groups and asked them to decide if a computer should be masculine or feminine. One group was comprised of the women in the
class, and the other of men. Both groups were asked to give four reasons for their recommendations. 
The men decided that computers should definitely be referred to in the feminine gender (la computadora) because: 

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.

2. The native language they use to communicate with other
computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
 3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory
for later retrieval.
 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find
yourself spending half  your paycheck on accessories for it.
 The group of women, however, concluded that computers should be referred to in the masculine gender (el ordenador) because:
 1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.

2. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.
 3. They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have had a better model. 

Our dear friend Bernardo Banega (h) answers a query from a dear SHARER Marina F. who wrote : " I'd like to know if there's any site dealing with the subject of Language and Gender. I've already consulted plenty of books but  I thought I could probably find something more
"interesting and updated" surfing the net" .

Bernieh replied :

An excellent resource regarding linguistics is "The Linguist List"
( It has a search facility at:

Use it to find the messages on your specific topic accrued along a decade
of e-mail exchange on the languages of the world. Type "gender" -or any
other word(s) you may deem fit for your purposes- in the "Word(s)in Subject
Line:" window.
Additionally, you can also subscribe to the list (for free) to post there
your very own questions. :-)
Mary Bucholtz, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Discourse Studies,
Department of English, Texas A&M University, U. S., has compiled "The
Language and Gender Page"
, a complete directory on people, organisations,
conferences, publications and resources related to language and gender. Go to:

then follow the links to valuable resources on this topic.

Stuart Birks, Director of the Centre for Public Policy Evaluation, Massey
University, New Zealand, maintains a directory on miscellaneous gender
issues, where maybe you can find some indirect reference to language
topics. See it at:

Joan Korenman (Women's Studies Program at the University of Maryland
Baltimore County, U.S.) administers WMST-L, an international e-mail forum
whose file collection on language related issues can be found at:

Suzanne Hess and Browning Clark, students in Anthropology 106 at Bryn Mawr
College, Philadelphia, U.S., have collected some thoughts on language and
gender at:
("Language and Gender in Modern Communication")
("Women's Approaches to Language, Gender & Autobiography")

Clive Grey posted his paper "Towards an overview of work on Gender and
Language variation" at the English Department section of Edge Hill College
(Ormskirk, U.K.), see:

"Genders", an online journal that publishes essays about gender and
sexuality in relation to social, politic, artistic and economic concerns,
can be found at:

"Ladies Room" is a project from the Spectrum Virtual University (in fact, a
non-university portal) that explores the differences in the way that men
and women communicate. The "serious" side can be found in Gender Talk (and
you can skip the rest, in my humble opinion).
Hope this helps. Thanks for your question !
According to the latest reports we received our friend Bernieh has been spotted near the Giant Armadillo cave in Villa Urquiza wearing a new hair style . Can this be true ? Do not miss the next exciting episode of "Berhieh´s Corner" or visit his website at

Diplomatics  noun (used with a sing. verb)

The science of deciphering old official documents, as charters, and of
determining their authenticity, age, or the like.

"Vienna is one of the centers of the scholarly world for the study of
diplomatics, and we have come to expect a steady flow of fine editions
and monographs treating the problems of medieval letters."
Kenneth Pennington, Book reviews: Medieval, Catholic Historical Review, 1991.

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Thank you, SHARERS for the many calls and the interest you have shown in the programme that we have prepared for the Winter Holidays. We will be very  happy to have some of you with us :

This course can be taken as a whole or in four separate modules anmd it bears official recognition is several juristictions.
Module 1 :  Tuesday 18th July    9:00 to 13:00 hours
Activites for Listening Comprehension           
Module 2 : Tuesday 18th July     14:00 to 18:00 hours
Activities for Reading Comprehension
Module 3 : Thursday 20th July           9:00 to 13:00 hours
Activities for Speaking
Module 4 : Thursday 20th July           14:00 to 18:00 hours
Activites for Writing
Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal
Venue : St. Alban´s College  - Ramón Falcón 250  - Lomas de Zamora.
Fee :  $ 15  each module OR  $  50 the whole course (four modules) 
Participants enrolling for the whole course can take course (4) for free.
Wednesday 19th July    9:30 to 12:00 hours
Lecturers : Pierre Stapley and Denis Dunn (Native Speakers)
Venue : SP BOOKS  - Meeks 16  - First Floor - Lomas de Zamora.
Fee :  $ 10 
Wednesday 19th July    14:00 to 16:30 hours
Lecturers : Pierre Stapley and Denis Dunn
Venue : SP BOOKS  - Meeks 16  - First Floor - Lomas de Zamora.
Fee :  $ 10  
Wednesday 19th July    17:00 to 20:00 hours
Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal
Venue : SP BOOKS  - Meeks 16  - First Floor - Lomas de Zamora.
Fee :  $ 10  


Friday 21st July    9:30 to 12:00 hours
Lecturer : Pierre Stapley 
Venue : SP  BOOKS  - Meeks 16  - First Floor - Lomas de Zamora.
Fee :  $ 10 
Tuesday 25th  July    10:30 to 13:30 hours
Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal
Venue : Colegio Albert Schweitzer  - Piñeyro 422  - Lanús
Fee :  $ 10  ( you can buy a set of 2 CD´s for an additional $ 7 )


Wednesday 26th  July    10:30 to 13:30 hours
Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal
Venue : Words College  - Brandsen 246 - Ezeiza
Fee :  $ 10    
Wednesday 26th  July    17:00 to 20:30 hours
Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal
Venue : Colegio "San Agustín" - Meeks 716 - Temperley
Fee :  $ 15 ( the prices includes a CD with all the songs recorded especially for this course)

Enrolment  personally at Meeks 16 . 1st floor Lomas de Zamora or by phone at (011) 4244-2798 or (011) 4243-1972 or by e-mail to 

At the end of each event there will be a special raffle of major Macmillan Heinemann titles. 

By a special arrangement with Bridge English the Course on ROCK ´N POP will be offered in Ramos Mejía


Wednesday 19th July    10:00 to 13:30 hours
Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal
Venue :  Bridge English  - Avda Gaona 1810 ( one block off Avda República) - Ramos Mejía
Fee :  $ 10  ( you can buy a set of 2 CD´s for an additional $ 7 )
Enrolment  personally, by phone at (011)4654-8945 or via e-mail to 

Our dear SHARER Mara Ibarra gave me this beutiful present for my birthday. I would like to SHARE it with all of you. No comments : just read on ... 

"One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd." I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friend tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt.
His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, "Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives." He looked at me and said, "Hey thanks!" There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.
I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. We talked all the way home, and I carried his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play football
on Saturday with me and my friends. He said yes.
We hung all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him. And my friends thought the same of him.
Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, "Damn boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!" He just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next four years, Kyle and I became bestfriends.
When we were seniors, began to think about college. Kyle decided on
Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends,
that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I
was going for business on a football scholarship. Kyle was valedictorian of
our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak.
Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school.He filled out and actually looked good in
glasses. He had more dates than me and all the girls loved him ! Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, "Hey, big guy, you'll be great!" He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. "Thanks," he said.
As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began. "Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach... but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story." I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his
Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked
hard at me and gave me a little smile. "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable." I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and Dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.
Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life. For better or for worse. "

A long, long SHARE and time to say goodbye again. Let us leave a dear SHARER from Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Alba Loyo, to say goodbye in our name :
" Dear Omar and Marina,
First of all, I want to congratulate you both for such an excellent magazine !!!
It is always a pleasure to get your SHARES !!! 
Besides, I want to thank all the people who send their contributions , I use most of the material in my classes .
With this, I send  my own small contribution which I want to share with all the SHARERs.
It is a poem that Carlota Holley, a teacher from Portland,  sent me some time ago.  I am sure you will enjoy it.
I’m happy being me…..
Imagine how happy and free I could be
If I took me a little less seriously,
If I’d laugh at my faults very once in a while,
and accept my mistakes with a shrug and a smile,
If I’d take little setbacks and failure in stride
and remember success with pleasure and pride,
Imagine how happy and free I could be
If I did all I could to enjoy being me !!


Omar and Marina
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