I filled up today for $2.75 per gallon. I noticed the pump had a sign on it stating that the gasoline had Ethanol in it . . . I discovered today that my understanding of I Support Public Education is flawed. I always thought it meant that I approve of government spending tax dollars for a public education. In a discussion today I found out it means that those who use it do so to denigrate private education. It became evident that my peers were unwilling to indicate private schools could possibly teach children well. It was further communicated that only certified teachers are capable of teaching. I wholeheartedly disagree . . . My high school sent me a letter to get me to give today. It will make a wonderful example for my students for when we learn persuasive writing techniques.
Spring at [name of school]. For each of us there are memories that swirl through our heads when recalling [name of school] in the spring. Whether it’s the soreness of the first crew practice or the first Moose, tryouts for the spring play, or [name of headmaster] calling a headmaster’s Free Day. We each have a special recollection that takes us back to [name of town].
This afternoon at[name of school] students will practice on Colburn Field, will launch a boat at Washburn Cove and will attend a rehearsal at Forbes Theater. Sixth Formers will challenge each other in the classroom with senior exhibitions (something new since our time), science outings, and English tutorials. These experiences will grow to be the foundation of their [name of school]’s memories as they become alumni.
This school’s tuition is approximately $40,000 annually. Note the non-sentences in the first paragraph. Further troubling, however, is that not one of these “memories” is mine. Each alumni function I experience is a reminder of this. How much am I expected to recall being an awkward teenager? . . . I love folks who think they are pithy only to be wrong. RK’s site is not terracaching but terracachers. How does that foot taste? . . . A NJ judge said there was no basis to complain about a state trooper who drove 91 m.p.h. and crashed. Hmmm . . . There is something distinctly satisfying with having a freshly mowed lawn that is weed-whacked and edged . . . The barter system is still alive and well: I had my sprinkler system fixed in exchange for removing the trojan/virus from my neighbor’s computer . . . Saturday is a new game of Global GeoPoker . . . I agree with 9Key . . .
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- Come As You Are - 2021
- Driving Miss Daisy - 2019
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- A Corner of Franklin’s Complex - 2017
- Another Corner of the Franklin Twp. Sports Complex - 2017
- In The Middle of The Others - 2017
- Tweet - 2017
- Franklin Twp Sports Complex-Jr - 2017
- The Tiger Rising - 2016
- The Rotary - 2015
- Mother's Day in Cape May - 2015
- Before the Rain Mow - 2013
- VPS Uniform Policy - 2013
- Pearlie Oyster: A Tale of an Amazing Oyster - 2012
- The Master of Ceremony - 2011
- COUNTRY TIMES IN THE WOODS - 2011
- Powerful Message - 2010
- It's Not Secure - 2010
- Parker's Eagle Scout Ceremony - 2009
- Frog Or Dog? - 2009
- Citizenship Test - 2008
- Swallow Hard, New Jersey - 2008
- Additional Logging Requirements - 2006
- On Organization - 2006
- How to Make the Public Hate You - 2005
- Incredible Baby - 2005
- Big Holly, Little Cache - 2004
- Babcock Creek - 2004
- Bicentennial Minute - 1976