Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughter’s health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent?
You know that feeling, when you’re alone in a house reading a book and you get really into what you’re reading and it gets intense, then the chapter ends and you look around, almost like you forgot where you were, and theres this deep, almost creepy, silence that fills the whole house? That’s my favorite feeling.
Spent my morning at a funeral. Now I’m at home, reflecting and trying to figure out what most-needed-task needs to be done first around here. There’s the office stuff and the home stuff. I always have trouble sorting that out.