I am appalled a the school official’s explanation that “they are just trying to create a culture of respect.” WHAT??? Are we teaching our kids to accept that insanity is the norm? What about teaching our kids reasonability and how to tell the difference.
Teaching a child to fear simple play is tragic when play is now confined to “appropriate ….Lego play.” Really???
I understand that what happened in recent events has many people up in arms (no pun intended), but to take something so tragic and make it even worse by taking it to a level of absurdity is truly a miscarriage of justice to our own children.
We should be teaching our children the concept of reasonability instead of insanity!
Published by Business Pundit- by Drea on November 19, 2010
It’s that time of year again. To celebrate the feedfest–and unofficial holiday season kickoff–that is Thanksgiving, we’ve compiled a list of 25 Thanksgiving quotes. Take them to the table with you this year:
1. “Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks.” –Irving Berlin
2. “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” –George Bernard Shaw
3. “Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.” –Horace
4. “I love Thanksgiving turkey … it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” –Arnold Schwarzenegger
5. “I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” —Elbert Hubbard
6. “Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t.” –-Unknown
7. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” –Cynthia Ozick
8. “I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” –Jon Stewart
9. “If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” –Robert Quillen
10. “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” –Albert Pine
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If one could view the inside of my head this is what one would see. A random organization of non-fiction and fiction perfectly stacked in an ordered chaos. After four years in undergraduate school and three years of law school, I have accumulated the “Great Wall of China Books” that now surround me. Buried somewhere in this wall are memories, both good and bad, of wonderful friends and long classes. The thoughts of great writers with expressions of knowledge that motive and inspire will forever remain in ink waiting for me to re-explore. My beloved books are a reminder of the great achievements I have made in the last seven years, not to mention the huge student loan debt that is equally voluminous.
This picture seems to be the most appropriate expression of me.
Picture published at Rt.com, Merger of Penguin and Random House creates world’s biggest publisher, Published: 29 October, 2012, 17:32, http://on.rt.com/ea5bpf, Retrieved October 31, 2012.