Yet Another School Update

I claimed I was going to back off from writing about my life so much, but this is another update to the posts School Limbo and School Update. In the last school posts, my daughter’s on-campus housing was canceled and we scrambled to find her a place to live near campus. Campus is within commuting distance, but … More Yet Another School Update

School Update

It seems these days I’m doing more of an online journal thing like I did on LiveJournal. I don’t plan to continue this, but since I have an update from yesterday’s post I guess I will do it. Yesterday I wrote about the School Limbo we were in where the university emailed about a hybrid … More School Update

Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

Originally posted on The World's Common Tater:
If you are friends with me on Facebook, you have probably seen the “stupid school” articles I share.  Many of the stupid school decisions are based on a zero-tolerance policy. The most recent one that really made me mad was this one: http://espn.go.com/boston/story/_/id/9826842/high-school-athlete-massachusetts-suspended-driving-drunk-friend where a high school…

College…Or Not

I recently read this article in the Washington Post – Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees A Trump supporter explains rising conservative anger at American universities. I don’t agree with the people quoted that colleges are brainwashing young adults and turning them into liberal elites, but I do agree with the premise that college is not … More College…Or Not

The First of the Last

Today is the first day of my daughter’s last year of high school. Technically, tomorrow is the real first day of school for seniors, but she is there today as part of the school’s mentor program to help the freshmen acclimate.  So, since she’s there, I’m counting this as the first of the last. Only … More The First of the Last

More school rants

I have once again made the mistake of engaging in discussions on Facebook about school calendars. I will try to be more coherent than normal by ranting in a numerical, topical order. 1. “You can’t make X change to the school calendar because I can’t/don’t want to find child care” – It is not the … More More school rants