Without question the ampersand is my absolute favorite ligature. The ampersand can be traced back to the 1st century A.D. and is a written contraction of “et,” the Latin word for “and.” Its shape has evolved continuously since its introduction, and while some ampersands are still manifestly e-t ligatures, others merely hint at this origin, sometimes in very oblique ways.
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There are 1,000 other high schools, and each one has a vice principal who isn’t you.
No, you’re not irreplaceable.
No one is, not really.
But if we work at it, we might become indispensable.
The linchpin, someone who would be missed if they were gone.
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A crash course on how to impress your entourage with any fromage! This mesmerizing video featuring Anne Saxelby will show you how. As an added bonus, here is the timeline just in case you have a cheese cutting emergency and need to skip ahead:
7:21 Tête de Moine
9:36 Swallow Tail Tomme
11:31 Goat Tomme
12:27 Bismark Clothbound Cheddar
13:54 Shelburne Farms Cheddar
36:19 Queso Fresco
38:38 Farmer Cheese
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Regard everyone you meet, from barbers to luminaries, as potential teammates.