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Don Amend

I suspect most, if not all, readers of this column have put Christmas behind them.

It’s always interesting when people use events from history to make a point about something happening today.

A long time ago, around 1970, I clipped a cartoon from a newspaper.

This week is American Education Week, so, as an antique teacher, I feel compelled to comment on the subject, based on my half century of intimate involvement in public education.

As a child of World War II, born in 1944, I have a special interest in that era.

It’s pretty common for us old geezers to look askance at the younger generations.

 

It’s been interesting — well, maybe that’s not quite the right word — to read about the protests people have raised over the current government shutdown.

I once read about a mother who found herself breaking up a fight between her sons.

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