From the book, “Autumn Winds Over Okinawa 1945,” by Dr. Pelham Mead; It was August 30, 1945 and the USS Aircraft Carrier Antietam had just docked at Haku bay on Okinawa. The signing of the Treaty was to be Sept. 6, 1945, but the Antietam broke down and had to drop out of the 3rd Fleet headed to Japan for the signing. My father, Chief Petty Officer of Aviation Mechanics had been on the Antietam since she was put in the water back in Philadelphia Naval yards in August 1944. Now it was time for him to leave the USS … Continue reading WWII -The Battle for Okinawa 1945
As I was having my morning coffee and reading the news online, AOL, and NY Times I came across an article about the NY City major wanting to drop the NY city high school entrance exams which it seems Asian students dominate. Imagine penalizing an ethnic group for excellence? It is no secret that ethnic groups in New York city that support and emphasize schooling and learning at home tend to excel on entrance tests. Why? Because the social pressure from their community does not allow for failure. An Asian or Indian student must succeed for his or her community, … Continue reading NY City Mayor wants to do away with the NYC high school entrance exams to limit Asian students.
The Chinese Crystal Ball Dr. Pelham K. Mead III Softcover: 6×9 | 9781477265062 | $13.95 Hardcover: 6×9 | 9781477265055 | $23.99 Ebook: 9781477265253 | $3.99 Pages: 102 http://www.authorhouse.com John Cardomen acquires an ancient Chinese crystal ball. The merchant warns John that the crystal ball had magical properties, but John doesn’t believe him. Soon the crystal ball brings John wealth, but with wealth comes danger… Continue reading The Chinese Crystal ball by Dr. Pelham Mead
Over ten years ago in 2001 I began a five year job as the Director of the Teacher Learning Center at The College of Mount Saint Vincent. The photo above is the castle, now Admissions center right in the middle of the campus. Here on 75 acres of prime Realestate on the Hudson River on the Bronx county line and Westchester county line lies the Sisters of Charity campus and the College of Mount Saint Vincent a coed Catholic private college. When I arrived at the College of Mount Saint Vincent on May 1, 2001 it was a hot humid … Continue reading Teacher Training