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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Annual IEP: October 2014

October 8, 2014, 7:04 am

IEP So, this week we had Dar’s annual IEP. As loyal readers know, mentally, we’re on a bit of a precipice between public school and other alternatives. So this was a bit of a biggie. We asked for everything to be emailed to us in advance…most of the emailing happened scant hours before the IEP, giving us no time to review the reports pre-meeting. Wifey took a half-day off of work to attend the 1:30 meeting…which lasted 3 hours. Here […]

Blanche Dunne-Bois

October 6, 2014, 1:04 pm

A blonde American moves to the South but refuses to let go of her past, her class, or the sophisticated lass she was back East. Living in this Southern town with a lunkhead, she begins to blame all her problems on said lunkhead, to the point of inciting him to violence. A sister tries to serve as a voice of reason, but our blonde blames said sister for enabling the lunkhead. Finally our blonde is apparently assaulted, and winds up […]

Thomas B. Edsall, Populist Hero

October 3, 2014, 2:57 pm

Someday, populism will break the over-moneyed logjam of Democrats and Republicans. Current trends will continue, and the country will get increasingly disgusted with both parties while it gets increasingly adherent to the implied (small-d) democratic values of the Internet. At that point, the right candidate will preach populism inspired by the Tea Party AND Occupy. This person – hopefully a popular celebrity – could, in the 2016 election, double Ross Perot’s 20% from 1992. At that point, we will look […]

Hypothetical Future Conversation with Dar’s Brother

October 1, 2014, 11:31 am

I worry about how this whole autism thing is going to affect Dar’s brother. Now, you might tell me, just live in the moment, don’t worry about the future, na-na-na-na-na-na-live-for-today. Well, I can’t entirely do that. You see, I’m a bit of a planner. So I think about things. I think about explaining to Dar’s brother that someday Mom and Dad will be gone and we’ll need him to step up. Of course, it may not be ideal to spring […]