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June 26, 2015

This is the third part of a tale of education, the government, and rats…for the first and second parts, check the previous posts.

“So You’re Lisa!”

Harmless enough, right?  Except I heard that phrase at least a dozen times yesterday afternoon.  And it made me really uncomfortable – but I recognize my comfort level here isn’t really of any sort of imp...

June 23, 2015

This is the second part of a tale of education, the government, and rats…for the first and third parts, check the other posts.

Seriously people…those of you who know me know that a spotlight is *not* my idea of a good time.  In fact it’s generally my worst nightmare come true.  I worked in the theater industry in college – on the stage crew.  THAT’S...

June 19, 2015

This is the first part of a tale of education, the government, and rats…for the second and third parts, check the other posts.

Bigboy and Hunchback.  Two names I don’t think I’m going to forget anytime soon.  Why?  Because they are the names of the rats that are terrorizing, and on occasion attacking, the students and staff at Roosevelt Se...

September 19, 2012

I just had the privilege of having the most fascinating visit to my hooligans’ school.  Ordinarily my wonderfully amazing fantastic father (love you still Daddy!) picks up my kids from school.  However, due to extenuating circumstances, I’m on kid duty for the next few days.  I arrive at the school and am standing out front talking to a couple of t...

June 23, 2011

I find myself this evening virtually sitting in a corner weeping softly to myself.  I am losing my son.  I am losing him…to the P-Word.  No, not THAT P-Word you pervert.  He’s only 9.  Well, ok, in today’s society…  But it’s not THAT one.  It’s worse.  It’s the word that leads to the other P-Word.  It’s PUBER...

August 16, 2010

As a parent I find my children fascinating—most parents do.  But for me, it’s a little different in that I’ve found children fascinating my entire life.  I’ve been told I have an old soul, and would buy into that given that I always felt older somehow than my peers. 

Now, I find children fascinating in so many ways, but in particular when...

June 22, 2010

Life is all about reaching markers of achievement.  From the moment we’re born everyone around us counts them.  Our first word, first crawl, first step, first haircut, first date, first wedding…ok, we all hope there is only one wedding, but… 

Today was my youngest son’s graduation from Kindergarten.  A big milestone.  Now, there is part of...

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