Category Archives: Family

Primary Schools: Reputation is everything, and I just don’t give a shit any more…

Pressure Cooker

Our five-year-old is going to school. In the fall, he will be a kindergartner. You wouldn’t think this would be a big fuss. After all, it’s just kindergarten, right? No one ever missed out on going to the best college because of a bad choice in kindergartens, right??? That’s certainly what I thought, until we […]

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Unethical Schools: Why People Who Read Management Books Shouldn’t Be In Charge Of Teaching Children

My wife has a story that needs to be told. She can’t tell it, so I’m going to. It’s the story of a sensitive, creative person who lives to nurture and support others, and doesn’t have a conniving or political bone in her body. It’s also the story of the monstrous world that uses all […]

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Final Minutes…

A plague is upon the clan. It came first for the children, slowly turning them into foul fountains of noxiousness. My wife and I ministered to them for days, knowing what was to come. At last, it came for my wife. She soldiered on for many hours, but eventually succumbed to it, ensconcing herself in […]

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A Borrowed Musing on Fatherhood

From my all-time favorite poet… My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky; Contrariwise, my blood runs cold When little boys go by. For little boys as little boys, No special hate I carry, But now and then they grow to men, And when they do, they marry. No matter how […]

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“Free” Public School

You know what it costs to send your child to “free” public preschool? $12000 per year. That’s how much. How is that possible, you ask? I certainly asked that too! Let me break it down for you: You pay more than $1800 per year to the federal government for education funding (approximately 3% of federal […]

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