One of the reasons I left private school for public school is that, as the kids got older, they had more and more after school activities. This prevented me from putting them in an after school care program and, instead, saw me driving all of the place to drop one child off here and the other child off there. The lost ten hours of work every work made private school too costly. Now that we’re in public school, though, I’m losing even more hours. This is because of all the mandatory meetings parents have to attend, and the many days during which school lets out early. I can’t argue with the necessity of an given meeting, but I still resent the time suckage. Of course, without tuition, I can absorb a lot of time suckage.
This long intro leads to the fact that I won’t be blogging for a couple of hours, since I have to head off to one of the mandatory meetings. (They have an evening meeting for the working patents but, with my husband out of town, that won’t work for me.) If you’re Jewish, though, and wavering politically, I’ve got an article for you to read and think about. Ed Lasky, writing for American Thinker, carefully goes through all the reasons why your not imagining the nascent anti-Semitism coming out of the American Democratic party. It’s fascinating reading.
Speaking of fascinating reading, I got hold of a copy of Michael Medved’s Right Turns. Aside from its inherent interest, it’s fascinating to see where his young life continuously intersected with today’s important cultural and political figures (on both sides of the aisle). It’s also a reminder how important Yale’s classes from the 1960s are to American thought and politics.