I’m Eleven Years Old. Old School, That Is.

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Easter 2015

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Quotation Saturday: Springtime

Mamacita says: Yesterday WAS the first day of spring, you know, not to be confused with the first spring day, which, as Henry Van Dyke tells us, can differ by as great as a month. The weather here in southern Indiana has been lovely: warm and sunny and breezy, and there are crocuses blooming all over town, unlike the beginning of March when the ground was covered in deep snow, school was canceled, and people were warned to stay off the roads. 1. Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer ....more

The Fault, Dear Brutus, Is Not In Our Stars, But In Ourselves…. – Caesar

“Et tu, Brute?” Mamacita quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Act 1, scene 2, 15–19 Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? ...more

The Fault, Dear Brutus, Is Not In Our Stars, but in Ourselves. . . by Caesar

Mamacita quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Act 1, scene 2, 15–19 Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the music Cry “Caesar!” Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear. Soothsayer: Beware the Ides of March ....more

A Prayer for Children

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New School Policy: No Child Looks Like A Behind

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Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, and the Cocky Asses

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Long Winters

Two winters: Typical highway scene in January of ’77 and ’78 Mamacita says: There are two winters that stand out in my mind, both with seemingly never-ending blizzards and subzero temperatures: The winter of 1977 and the winter of 1978. Two winters in a row of deep, deep snow and temps down below zero. In fact, the temperatures were so often and for so many consecutive weeks well below zero that we would refer to the occasional single digit above zero as a heat wave ....more