Sunday, October 29, 2006

Reminder to self:

Slap the next person who uses the phrase "back in the day."

Sunday, October 22, 2006

New pix

Here are some pictures of me in character as Reverend Gideon, doing my "sermon" and pseudo-gospel singing at the pre-finals pep rally for Concord Band. The choir is Band Moms and Dads. In case you didn't know, Indiana is a little crazy when it comes to marching band competitions. My son Dylan is a senior in the band and so it's MY last year as a Band Dad too. Anyway, this was fun.

Monday, October 2, 2006

Double-secret no-tolerance watch

This is so stupid, I wonder if there's more to the story we're not being told. The New York Times reports that an art teacher with 28 years in the classroom has been suspended for taking her fifth-graders to an art museum where they saw (gasp) nude art. A parent complained and the teacher's out on her fully-clothed rear end.

If it been an exhibit of erotic art the kids saw, I could possibly understand, but nudity is classic. Nudity (involving the right people) is beautiful. And it IS art. I grew up with an appreciation of this because my father is an amateur artist (quite good, actually) who painted nudes and hung them in the house from the time I was five or six years old. I did have friends who thought it was weird, but to me it was only natural. We didn't run around naked in our house, we just appreciated ART.

I hope this woman gets her job back, with a big-time apology, but she probably won't. And that's sad.