Monthly Archives: February 2012

LAUSD’s Dark Lord, Dr. John Deasy

On Thursday, February 9, 2012 two large, angry groups — in separate parts of Los Angeles — protested against LAUSD, for two different reasons.  At Miramonte Elementary School, around a hundred angry parents and students protested the transfer of the … Continue reading

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Flowers for Mamie

On Jan. 30, my wife Mamie had open-heart surgery to repair a damaged mitral valve as well as atrial fibrillation.  She is now recovering at home.  I got these flowers at Trader Joe’s. Except for the orchids, which we grew … Continue reading

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Whatever doesn’t kill you…

About a year ago, I began a teachers’ union meeting at my school with this quote from Theodore Roethke:  “In a dark time, the eye begins to see.”  That was a dark time, but this is a darker time, still.  … Continue reading

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