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Will The Real Joe Horn Please Stand Up?

No, I’m not the Joseph Horn who, together with Frank Hardart, founded the “Horn & Hardart” chain of coin-operated restaurants (which they called “Automats”), although the first Horn & Hardart’s was constructed in Philadelphia, as was I.
 
No, I’m not the Joseph Horn who wrote the book “Mark It with a Stone”. He survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. The most horrifying place that I’ve ever encountered was 3rd grade in Deerfield, Illinois.
 
No, I’m not the Joe Horn who was a student at Jordan High School (Durham, NC), who acted in the plays The Curious Savage and Into The Woods (in which “Horn captured the enthusiasm of a little boy while being humorously overdramatic”), and who was elected Region 3 Student Director for the North Carolina State Thespians. I’m not a thespian. No, I’m not!
 
No, I’m not the Joe Horn who is a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, and who is now a forensics consultant in Scottsdale, Arizona. He’s more opinionated than me, but I agree with everything he has written on the Web and Usenet, even his Waco musings. Nor am I the Joe Horn who is his dad in Newport News. Nor am I the Joe Horn who is his son, a casino dealer in Las Vegas!
 
No, I’m not Professor Joseph Horn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His essay on the ineffectiveness of current educational fads reveals some of the problems I’ve seen in contemporary high school education.

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