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September 7, 2005

back to school sale (tax-free, too)

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 3:22 pm

 


back to school

tiny ants swarm

a wad of gum




from New Resonance 3 ; Brocade of Leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 







first day of term

her new school uniform

bright in the mist





Snapshots Calendar 2001

 

 

school bus

 

 

 

 









on the bus

the teenager pulls out a mirror

and adjusts her pout

 

                  George Swede 

                  from Almost Unseen 


 

 

 

 

 


new dean

all blackboards

turn white

  

        Yu Chang

        from Upstate Dim Sum 



 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       blackboard abc

 

 

 

 

 

 


school starts —

bus stop horseplay 

wakes the empty-nester

               

                          dagosan, Sept. 7, 2004










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

first fist fight

the taste of blood

in my mouth

 

        w.f. owen 

           from frogpond XXVII: 3

 

 

 




new kindergarten class  —

hiccupping sobs

from several moms

 

                Sept. 7, 2005

 

update (10 P.M.):  Check out eddie’s homework for more

back-to-school haiku and senryu.

 

 

potluck



blackboard abcN  Did you have a terrible dread in grammar and high school, whenever

faced with the start of the new school year?  I sure did.  What I’m amazed at, all these

years later, is that I still haven’t quite learned that most things are nowhere near

as terrible as we fear they will be. 


Tangent (4 PM):  Even I was a bit surprised, a few minutes ago, to discover

that one of our posts is the first result (out of more than 2.5 million) for

the Yahoo! Search of teach humility>. Our post discussed the inability

of some new lawyers to cooperate with and learn from experienced members 

of the support staff.  See They Don’t Teach Humility in Law School.

 

tiny check Volokh Conspiracy‘s Todd Zywicki points today to a very good article from the 

liberal, student Darmouth Free Press.  It’s called How the Old Left Hurts America,

by Andrew Seal, and contains many good ideas and much that is quotable.  Here’s

an example:


Constant reappraisals of the faults, blunders, and purposeful wrongs of

the Bush administration, while they have an important place in political

debate, do not move us anywhere. They stagnate us as a party and they

stagnate America. Without a clear and forward-thinking attitude of ?what

more should be done?? and ?is this the best we, or they, have to offer

America?? we are not inviting America to go in any direction, we are

asking them to sit and watch the ugly spectacle.

 

tiny check Meanwhile, VC‘s David Bernstein raises an issue of fashion sense that has long

haunted me:  How can the habit of wearing hats backward still be in fashion — even

for guys over 30 — after more than two decades?    In a similar vein, a couple weeks

ago, I asked a friend:  What must it be like when your father figure wears pants with

the crotch situated below his knees? 

 

                                                                                                                                                                school busN

 

 

16 Comments

  1.  
    first day of school
    the bus arrives
    with fresh graffitti
     
     
     
     
    v’s of geese
    the marching band
    marching in lockstep geometry
     
     
     
     
    i sit beside the girl
    with all
    the angles
     
     
     
     
    first day
    my first apple
    bruised

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 8:51 pm

  2.  
    first day of school
    the bus arrives
    with fresh graffitti
     
     
     
     
    v’s of geese
    the marching band
    marching in lockstep geometry
     
     
     
     
    i sit beside the girl
    with all
    the angles
     
     
     
     
    first day
    my first apple
    bruised

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 8:51 pm

  3.  
     

    halloween party
    she answers every question
    with a question

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 9:32 pm

  4.  
     

    halloween party
    she answers every question
    with a question

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 9:32 pm

  5.  
     
     
    second day
    my second apple
    a granny smith

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 9:36 pm

  6.  
     
     
    second day
    my second apple
    a granny smith

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 9:36 pm

  7.  
     

    new dress code
    the entire basketball team
    tattooed

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 9:53 pm

  8.  
     

    new dress code
    the entire basketball team
    tattooed

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 9:53 pm

  9. english class
    we’re taught that every haiku
    has seventeen syllables

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 10:11 pm

  10. english class
    we’re taught that every haiku
    has seventeen syllables

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 10:11 pm

  11. blackout
    candlelight flickers
    on her history book

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 10:16 pm

  12. blackout
    candlelight flickers
    on her history book

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 10:16 pm

  13.  
    detention
    i roll the tackling dummies
    out to the football field

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 10:24 pm

  14.  
    detention
    i roll the tackling dummies
    out to the football field

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 10:24 pm

  15.  
     
     
    at the drive-in
    everything we didn’t learn
    in school

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 10:25 pm

  16.  
     
     
    at the drive-in
    everything we didn’t learn
    in school

    Comment by ed markowski — September 7, 2005 @ 10:25 pm

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