Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Dads

My dad's in the hospital in Ohio with pneumonia.
Ann's dad is in the hospital in Illinois with heart problems.
We're in Minnesota.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Public school can be farcical due to the emphasis on test scores - they take students out of class for extensive testing, on which funding depends, and potentially low-scoring students are shuffled or gerrymandered from school to school. Education itself seems to have been displaced in importance. Last Tuesday was 3/3/09, a notable date to be sure; however Ann's elementary school principal, during the morning announcements, said "Today is 3/3/09, which is important because 9 is 3 cubed." There was no correction or retraction, and it didn't seem to rise to the level of being worth comment among staff (other than Ann).