Are We There Yet?
Choose the best way to finish this sentence:
Taking the SAT decades after your last algebra class is
d) really, really stupid.
I didn’t actually take the full SAT, for real; if I had, I would have prepared better.
Amid a contentious national debate over immigration and travel bans, a Champaign-Urbana group has quietly taken up the religious mission to “welcome the stranger.”
C-U Friends and Allies of Immigrants and Refugees, a coalition of 27 religious congregations of all faiths and 13 other groups, has started taking in refugee families from Africa and the Middle East.
Most people don’t get excited about an old rusty metal box.
But when an electrician replaced our circuit box a few years back, I was thrilled to get the old one.
I finally had a big hunk of metal to take to the recycling center along with the old binder rings, broken fixtures and other bits I’d accumulated.
First things first: I am not turning this into a regular pet column.
However, much has transpired since I wrote last month about the new four-legged addition to our family.
Holes have been dug. Valentines have been shredded. Shoes have been chewed.
So much chewing.
My daughter, who once had dreams of becoming a ballerina-princess/machine-maker, has a new career list.
After taking a “Career Cruising” survey at school, she was given 10 suggested occupations. They ranged from multimedia developer and website designer to elementary school teacher and corporate trainer.
Corporate trainer? And no science on the list?
A good idea that actually took root several years ago at Garden Hills Elementary School continues to thrive.
I wrote two weeks ago about a “Gentleman’s Club” at the school intended to teach boys about manners, responsibility and giving back to the community.
Every Tuesday, more than two dozen boys dress in their Sunday best for lunch at Garden Hills Elementary School.
They give up recess to talk about manners, responsibility and giving back to the community.
In short, how to be a true gentleman.
And they like it.