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All mentors  are teachers, all
mentors are learners,  
but not all teachers are 

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Did you know that words like tomato, guacamole, shack, chocolate and coyote are borrowed from the Nahuatl, the language spoken by Aztecs. In fact, the word avocado is the Nahuatl word for testicle. Don't think about that when you're eating guacamole though.

Poem  by Antonio Machado
Translated by Ron Green


The courtyard ignited with orange

globular fruit and giggles,


Little tremors from uniforms

dispersing chaos from school,

cooling the air of the plaza with

delightful shade of new voices


Puerile joy in the nooks

of dead cities! . . .

And something from our bygones

that still haunt these old streets!

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