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Posted on December 4 at 7:04 p.m.
Woo Woo, I find the life and death of Hypatia of Alexandria equal to those males you listed in the pantheon of ill-fated heroes/sheroes! So dynamic is her place in history that I can only submit this link:
Now back to an important discussion on an important historical event, with apologies that I digressed.
On Defense of Israel
Posted on November 23 at 12:14 p.m.
Well, now. Isn't this a fine state of affairs? After the fact, it is found that he "...was not connecting with students, parents, or staff." Excuse me. I'm lost entirely. Did the hiring committee fall asleep at the wheel? For this very result I've never subscribed to the interview method: tell them what they want to hear, that you are, in fact, St. Thomas Aquinas. Oh, well, better luck next time.
On Police Investigate Harding Principal
Posted on November 21 at 9:08 a.m.
That's certainly a question worth looking into. But one more dimension is what kind of justice? Should justice approach this rampant behaviour from a criminal point of view or from a medical point of view?
First, does the criminal approach ameliorate or, in fact, only exacerbate his behavior? After he serves time, same old, same old? He re-enters the community not having his issues addressed. For example, the why, the genesis, if you will, of such behaviour given his upbringing and once respected position as a law enforcement officer so that a remedial regimen can be established.
Or, second, would justice be better served by taking a clinical look into this matter, assuming it to be a medical issue? Like cancer, could it be that early detection will bring about a result leading to a success wherein hopefully, under clinical observation, the offender can get on with his life without this puzzling behaviour.
We live in a high tech social order of increasing changes in mores and customs. For starters, television and advertising, if you will, have taken pandering to sexual undercurrents to a new level with the consequence that even elementary school children now have at least a fundamental understanding of the human anatomy. Not to mention vocabularies once restricted to the barracks, with m'lady now into this mix.
In conclusion, then, can this once productive citizen, through some clinical early detection return him to the once productive citizen he was rather pursuing a choice which may only further cover-up behaviour that must be addressed before it leads to deeper acting out against the social order?
Again, my post is neither judgemental nor excusing of such personal conduct.
On Sawicki Sentenced to 10 Days
Posted on November 20 at 3:26 p.m.
"For all have sinned and fall short..." So this post is not judgemental in the least. But it does seem from the content of this article that Mr. Sawicki has some potentially character hurting pastimes. For example, he might someday come into public position wherein his background will come back to haunt him. Say, maybe, a Supreme Court nomination or the like. After all, we have read recently that a barrister in the East has found his position as district attorney to be inconsistent with his earlier background. Then, too, a puppeteer has had to relinquish a lucrative and child-associated career over poor personal judgement. The list is long.
Could it be, then, that some sort of one on one downtime with a behaviourist now would help him harness some of these possible boomeranging pastimes? Alas 10 days in a work release program will not bring about a helpful turnaround in his life! I post this in the same spirit that I would if he were my brother!
Posted on November 17 at 4:38 p.m.
@jukin...I'm afraid you've lost me entirely. I did not infer any such difficulties in the article. Normally, such a large statement deserves some details to justify making so explosive a charge.
On Harding Principal Removed from Post
Posted on November 17 at 12:15 p.m.
Oops! I loathe hitting the wrong keys. Correction: ...producing road..." Apologies, please.
Posted on November 17 at 12:13 p.m.
"Over in Montecito Cold Spring School had 92% proficient in English, 94% in math, and 96% in Science; Montecito Union kids were lose (sic) behind." Thank you for those impressive stats, DrDan. There for a moment I could've sworn you were describing The Bronx High School of Science!
Perhaps you have found a different and just as result preducing road to Rome. In which case, God's speed and good fortune to the students of Harding. I am not monogamous to only one approach toward education.
Posted on November 17 at 10:05 a.m.
Any selection committee must necessarily put a candidate through his/her paces with in-depth probing of the works of Alfred North Whitehead. May I respectfully submit this link and at the same time apologize should that selection committee so probed on the works of Alfred North Whitehead?
I do suspect that to a mathematical certainty all high-scoring institutions of learning are captained by fine educators who do in fact have a deep understanding of the works by Alfred North Whitehead -- for starters!
Posted on November 6 at 6:13 p.m.
Even at 72 his most productive life was cut short too soon. And for that condolences to family, friends, and relations. But looking at his life in its totality, you can only say that he had a darn good ride since, from his birth, the wind was clearly at his back and, from there, he crafted a productive life that benefitted his family and community! That observation is made from only the most positive point of view.
On Obituary for Henry Hill
Posted on October 23 at 7:41 p.m.
@JohnLocke. To support my concerns with the privileged donating to humanitarian and other worthy causes while living, may I submit a link that illustrates exactly what my position would look like before you might mistakenly conclude I believe we are "owed" anything.
This is an exemplar of privilege donating to the right cause and exactly the right moment. Such during life preparation would bolt up all contention and wrangling over who gets what that surely is to arise during probate and other legal processes.
On El Encanto Rises
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