How do you go anywhere with an entire school full of children, invite their parents, and still manage to avoid exposing anyone to any new people/germs? The answer is elegant in its simplicity: Be the only ones there. Trego School’s students and their families will be attending The Polar Express, at the Majestic Theater in… Continue reading Family Field Trip at Trego School
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“There is often, in the affairs of government, more efficiency and wisdom in non-action than in action” -John C. Calhoun
I never liked teaching criminology. Usually, sociology departments get a former or off-duty cop to teach Crim. It works pretty much OK – he or she teaches the science of criminology to a room full of undergraduates. The problem is getting a scientist to teach criminology. Criminology is a moving target. Last November the people… Continue reading Defund the Police and Legalize Marijuana
Mistletoe is a classic Christmas decoration, which has always struck me as rather odd, considering that all varieties of mistletoe are parasitic plants. Depending on how bad the infestation is, mistletoe is quite capable of killing its host plants. There are many types of mistletoe (117 species globally, 5 species of dwarf mistletoe are common… Continue reading Festive Parasites
I carry a gun when I go for walks. Occasionally I see an article about carrying an everyday pistol – yet these folks might as well be in a different world. I don’t need the pistol to protect myself – I have two small dogs that are at some level of risk when we run… Continue reading I carry a gun
Buying gift cards has some appeal, as a way to help out local businesses. Buy it now- giving the business some much needed cash, redeem later when business is better. What about using an existing gift certificate? Does putting off redeeming a gift card actually benefit the business? It depends on the state, and how… Continue reading How Long do Gift Cards Last?
Once, when I visited the Lower Brule, I was served soup made from dry field corn. There was no large explanation, just the opportunity for the wasichu to recognize how tough the times were in the first days of the reservations and the last days of the buffalo. While it’s not five-star cuisine, the recipe… Continue reading Dried Corn Soup