Junior High

The bus stop was around the corner, across a street, then down half the length of Broadview, a street that ran parallel to our street. It was the back street–the one that bordered the field with the storm drain. The field that we heard someday would become a freeway.  I felt like I was in…

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All Summer in a Day

It’s funny that when you’ve waited long for something and it finally arrives, time slows to a crawl.  It’s there, right on your doorstep but not quite ready to enter because it’s not quite time.  I’m not the only one affected by this because I can hear my son in his room next door not…

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Sex Ed and Politics

Yesterday morning after I returned from dropping the MoH off at work, I had the dubious pleasure of listening to NPR report on local attitudes about sex education for 5th graders.  Obviously, there’s been quite a bit of talk on the subject since McCain was forced by the GOP bigdogs to chose Sarah Palin as…

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Back to School: Ho Hum

The long Labor Day weekend always marks the official end of summer here, with people heading to the beach one last time.  And just like that, it’s over. The three days yawned on for what seemed like five with the three of us taking it easy.  Other than spending Saturday at the horse races with…

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