All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Detention for Candy

The story below makes me think of what would have happened in my house when I was growing up if a similar situation were to arise. I too would have come home afraid to tell my mom that I was getting a weeks detention for breaking a rule except in my case, and in many of my contemporaries, I suspect, it wouldn't have mattered what the rule was, breaking it was grounds for a concurrent sentence at home. If she felt that the punishment was a little harsh or did not fit the crime, she would not tell me. She would take it up, if at all neccesary, with the teacher privately. However the incident described in this story was no where near the point that would raise my mothers ire at the teacher or the school but even if it was I would never have known it, not even today. Parents and teachers are too often adversaries rather than teamates these days, often in a competition to see who can be more popular with the kids, who can be the better buddy. Was one week detention too harsh? I don't think so, assuming the rule and the consequences for breaking it were known by the students. Consequences mean nothing if not applied and they only become unfair when not applied eqauly to all.

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