Teacher's Ramblings

A potpourri of education, politics, family matters, and current events.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


I'll be posting more in a short while, still recovering from what I had considered trauma at home and school. Then this hit. I don't have 'real' problems, I doubt most of you do either. Parents get sick and die. Children go to college and run into opportunities and challenges. Our classes are great, 'normal', or less than normal.

That is life, at least in the US. Then there was this, and I realized that if my home and school were gone, well...


Click on "Third Tour", Lower on the page is First and Second Tour.

I've donated to THE RED CROSS

I'll say upfront, I've been unhappy with the Red Cross, especially the IRC on several fronts, yet there is no group I know of more qualified to be dealing with they types of issues that the refugees will be facing, now and in the future. The American Red Cross will be there.

The Salvation Army will also be there, especially for any that have 'something' to return to. They will be there with brooms, mops, donuts, coffee, and a real person to talk to.

There are many excellent charitable organizations to help, use commonsense and make sure your dollars are going to those that do help:


We were there for the tsunami, we've given for Dahfur and others. This is home. These are Americans, albeit with some acting very badly, (I'll echo Glenn, shoot to kill makes sense for those that are not doing looting for 'survival').

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