01 August 2007

Friends and Neighbours

You all know what time it is, right? It's time to stop by and visit this week's Carnival of Education. It's hosted by Dr. Homeslice, who claims that it's hot in the city. (Thanks, Homie...now I've got a Billy Idol song stuck in my head for the day.) As always, this is a great opportunity to make the rounds and visit with your friends and neighbours. Darren's post about the NEA and Democracy (or lack thereof) had me cheering. While I can't claim to be looking at it through his Republican lens, I can certainly sympathize with having to deal with the "U-bot" hypocrisy.

Speaking of friends and neighbours, I've been taking some time this week to catch up with some "ex-pats" from the office: people who have moved on to other roles or districts. I think my favourite quote so far has been that "there is life outside of the district and healthy cultures do exist (and kids, not adults, are a focus)!" It does my heart good to know that they're well and happy. I always think that I'll do a better job during the school year of keeping up with these contacts, but I have to admit I don't do as well as I would like. Schedules are full and there is rarely time for more than anything other than a quick e-mail or phone call. Someone once told me that you make time for the things you want to make time for---to say that you don't have time to foster relationships is a copout. He was right, and yet there is only so much time and energy to go around. Sigh.

Anyway, I'm heading back to the Carnival to read a few posts and then it's out into the day to see what promise it holds for me. I hope you get out and visit with your friends and neighbours, too.


Darren said...

You don't have to be a Republican to be against compulsory unionism--but it probably helps!

The Science Goddess said...

I could say the same for working in this district and being against compulsory unionism. :)

Let's hope there are better days ahead.