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(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Important Note: You will need to click this icon to download the free needed to view most of the images on this Web site - just a couple of clicks and you're "good to go." For reasons why - go here.

A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

"About the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

The work of the Agency

The Agency's mission is to safeguard the public interest in sound standards of higher education qualifications and to encourage continuous improvement in the management of the quality of higher education.

We were established in 1997 and are an independent body funded by subscriptions from universities and colleges of higher education, and through contracts with the main higher education funding bodies."

- "The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education," United Kingdom

Directory: http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/monthly_articles/

File Name: quality_assurance_agency_higher_education_UK (2,452 words)

This file is a good demonstration of the power of hyperlinking and, in particular, my vision of the use of hyperlinking to "cut-to-the-chase" and get right to the point, all the while aiding the reader/researcher/learner to move faster, more efficiently, and I believe more productively than "pigeon holing" information in PDF's, or any other method that deals with the edges, or 4 corners of 1 specific document. By hyperlinking my thought processes I can "cut through" documents (and, partial documents - such as excerpts, as I have done here), and connect them together in a manner to convey information - fast, efficiently, and effectively. (Note: in this example I have used a "<hr> code"

to separate the "conceptual linking" - instead of a separate page for each.

But, the most important isssue here is my question below:

Does not America have a check and balance procedure resembling the United Kingdom's approach to review, not only the professors, but the overall higher education experience of learning? Or, are our young just left to fend for themselves?

Post Date: September 30, 2004 at 9:15 AM CDT; 1415 GMT