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To be educated…

Being educated has nothing to do with what other people wrote, or said.  Being educated, to me, means tearing things apart and seeing what harm their words caused, what their words reinforced, how their words kept people in place, how … Continue reading

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Why don’t schools…

Why don’t schools teach children how to prepare for leisure time as adults?  Why don’t teachers stress the importance of enjoying time off?  Why isn’t fun a priority?  Play is good for health and loving life.  Why don’t they teach … Continue reading

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The Conversation…

Pixabay “Mom, why do they keep telling me to fight for my country?” “Because the men in power want more money and even more power.” “They said that if I loved my country I would kill other people.  People I … Continue reading

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Jenny Smith…Short story about bullies

Jenny was an average person.   She had friends, played baseball, loved her cat, did her homework, at least most of the time, and sat at any lunch table she liked.  She minded her own business and only gave her … Continue reading

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Quote: bell hooks…loved her books

Pintrest Quote: bell hooks divalocity.tumblr.com We destroy creativity, imagination and critical thought in children as a matter of course.  It’s so they FIT IN and don’t go against the status quo.  It’s so they know their place.  It’s like giving … Continue reading

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I despise outlines.  Teachers should only allow children who like them, to actually DO them.  For the rest of us, well, WE CAN’T DO THEM.  It’s cruel and unusual punishment to MAKE kids write outlines.  They DON’T organize your thoughts, … Continue reading

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The yearbook…we never thought they would print it…1 picture

Ages ago my daughter called and said, “Since Justin is graduating, we need to do that stupid thing in the yearbook.  Write something, okay.”  This is how it goes.  You turn in a baby picture of the graduate and write … Continue reading

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Okay, so…

It’s high school graduation week around here.  Lots of excitement.  The stores are filled with banners and decorations.  Parents are wondering how they are going to pay for college…trying to figure out which of their organs they don’t really need, … Continue reading

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