Roll Up Your Sleeves, Spit On Your Hands, and Finish That Term Paper

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A while back, my dad was helping me install a 12-by-20-foot carpet in our living room. We had already installed the padding underneath the carpet, and we had the new rug pretty close to where we wanted it, but we were struggling to move it just a few more inches, so it would lie perfectly up against the walls. That’s when my dad — a retired, 82-year-old plumber-steamfitter…



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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.