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  • CONSTRUCTING UNICORN BARNS

    “These stories aren’t told for the same reason you can’t go to the circus and see yetis riding on unicorns while playing bagpipes built out of skittles.” – Peter Greene, CURMUDGUCATION   I have two kids enrolled in MNPS. One… Read More ›

  • TO LAUGH, OR TO CRY

    “The flute of the Pied Piper of Hamelin has never left us and it is essential that we train our ear to detect its false notes because in our case the flute is being played by the rats.” ― Dimitris… Read More ›

  • ARGUING OVER MARKETING TERMS

    “If I were going to tell one of my sons how to possess the world, I would simply bring him into my house, show him that solid wall of books, and say to him: ‘the secret is in there somewhere,… Read More ›

  • PLEASE APPLY MORE CARE

    “Oh, come off your perch!” said the other man, who wore glasses. “Your premises won’t come out in the wash. You wind-jammers who apply bandy-legged theories to concrete categorical syllogisms send logical conclusions skallybootin’ into the infinitesimal ragbag. You can’t… Read More ›

  • HOW ABOUT A LITTLE CLARITY?

    “Hey, if it’s up to you about TNReady, vote “no”, because this year there are no snacks, longer recesses, or parades. Those are the only reasons I was in before. None of those happening, and I’m out” – Peter Weber,… Read More ›

  • SHOW ME THE MONEY

    “If I had a message to my contemporaries it is surely this: Be anything you like, be madmen, drunks, and bastards of every shape and form, but at all costs avoid one thing: success . . . If you are… Read More ›

  • CHANGING OUR PERSPECTIVE

    “It is a good lesson – though it may often be a hard one – for a man… to step aside out of the narrow circle in which his claims are recognized, and to find how utterly devoid of significance,… Read More ›

  • TIME FOR THE NEXT PHASE

    “For convenience, history is often viewed as a conflict between the instinct for order and the impulse toward chaos. Both are necessary: both are manifestations of the need to survive. Without order, nothing exists: without chaos, nothing grows. And yet… Read More ›

  • WHAT YOU SEE, AIN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU GET

    “Sometimes I aint so sho who’s got ere a right to say when a man is crazy and when he aint. Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane until the… Read More ›

  • IT IS NOT THE WORDS, IT IS HOW YOU SAY THEM

    “Sex and excretion are reminders that anyone’s claim to round-the-clock dignity is tenuous. The so-called rational animal has a desperate drive to pair up and moan and writhe.” ― Steven Pinker   I’ve just returned from taking the dog on… Read More ›