Category: school

Poof

I went to my junior prom with the son of my mom’s friend from work. Now that’s a mouthful and a pretty decent title for a sad, angsty coming of age movie. But I did go to the prom with, Jon or John, I’m not sure how he spelled it because after spending one incredibly…

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Gray

I could never be a preacher. When I was in school I lived for the essay question, or short answer, because I liked to ramble on and talk about things. I liked the discussion. Definitive anything still makes me uncomfortable. It’s not that I can’t make decisions. Sometimes there’s a white and a black shirt, if I can’t…

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Foundation Piece

I went to Ray’s Pizza last night for dinner. I’m pretty sure everyone has a Ray’s Pizza by now, but I really like mine.  It has red vinyl booths, odd “where did you even buy this” artwork, some sporting event is always on the television, and the menu is lit from behind on a 1985…

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Protective Gear

I never liked dodgeball in school. Actually, I only remember playing it once and I was slammed with the ball before I even knew what hit me. I don’t like getting hurt.  Physically or emotionally, pain is not my thing.  I don’t mind being physically sore or even emotionally pissed off, but I try to…

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School Clothes

Remember who you are.  Work hard and be open to new friends.  Have fun.  I love you very much. Every year, on the first day of school, I put a note in my childrens’ lunch.  My son is a junior in high school and while his note is a very small index card shoved way…

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Extra Small

I don’t need a gun. I mean, it’s not really a right I feel passionately about which sounds odd because I should feel passionately about all my rights.  Once one right is taken away, we are always told, that leads to a slippery slope and before we know it all rights are gone and it’s…

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Book Sox

Maggie needed three Book Sox (visual aid above). Material book covers in fancy colors, some of them have photo pockets and new this year…scratch and sniff cloth book covers.  Someone like me sees that and thinks, “Won’t that get all dirty and nasty if people are always scratching it?” Anyway, I went to Office Max…

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Clip-On Tie

Is it possible to be the CEO of Paypal and that’s just not enough? You’d still need to pad and pump yourself up bigger than you already are? I guess so. The CEO of Yahoo was recently fired for stating he had an accounting degree and a computer science degree when, in fact, he only…

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School Clothes

A military helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan and our country lost valuable, precious, incredibly brave lives. The stock market continues to approach the drain and I’m not quite sure any of the suits walking around Washington know what they’re doing. As important as these issues are, and believe me they are important, my daughter…

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