Here are some things I read this week that made me think. (These are just snippets – click on the title to read the whole thing.)
“Then it hit me…
teachers are not given the freedom to teach these days,
their hands are often tied, and parents are constantly breathing down their necks.
We need to get out of the way and let teachers teach.”
The next time you’re traveling, you may want to try and avoid some of these germ-ridden hot spots. (Disclaimer: Hypochondriacs probably shouldn’t read any further.)
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10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be from Tim at Thought Catalog
“I have a bad habit of fast forwarding everything to its worst possible outcome and being pleasantly surprised when the result is marginally better than utter disaster or jail time. My mind unnecessarily wrestles with events that aren’t even remotely likely. My sore throat is cancer. My lost driver’s license fell into the hands of an al-Qaeda operative who will wipe out my savings account.
Negativity only breeds more negativity. It is a happiness riptide. It will carry you away from shore and if you don’t swim away from it, will pull you under.”
“It’s like a scene out of a zombie movie, a horrible scene,’ said Brian Arthur, 38, who watched three people collapse as he made his way to work in the morning and began live-streaming the episode on Facebook. ‘This drug truly paralyzed people.’”
But when discussing any drug issue in white communities, care and empathy for white people are the driving forces.
You can almost hear the violins playing as they write about white drug users as though they are protagonists in some romance novel. White people are always afforded their humanity.”
How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves from Francis Thompson via Quartz
“My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to…..
Here’s what we did right (we got plenty wrong, too, but that’s another list).”
Things to do/see in and around SoCal:
Monster Trucks? YES. Woman doing bad-ass stuff in a male-dominated setting? YES. I’m taking all four kids to see Women of Monster Jam at the Honda Center and can’t wait.