A short work week was hollowed out by the fitting remembrance of those “who here gave the last full measure of devotion” in service to our nation. On the morning of Memorial Day, a small band of veterans, relatives, and respectful citizens gathered at our local cemetery for a modest and uplifting ceremony. No doubt many such activities took place across the nation. Here, our kids wouldn’t let us miss the Memorial Day parade either.
I also did something a little different. To go along with the Ken Burns project “Learn the Address,” I made a two-minute recording of a memorized recitation of the Gettysburg Address. “Fourscore and seven years ago….”
On a much different note, I was quoted in a Tuesday Denver Post story regarding the new Jefferson County superintendent hire: Dan McMinimee. Which segues right into this week’s blog recap…
From the Ed Is Watching Blog
- Past Jeffco Superintendent Hires Shine Light on McMinimee Process
- A Year without Lobato Means Another School Finance Case Looms in Colorado
- New “Research” Pitting Public vs. Private Schools Leaves Bad Smell
Social Media Links of the Week
- My Twitter feed lit up Tuesday night with the exciting conversation that surrounds Jeffco school board meetings, in particular the decision to hire a new superintendent
- Sobering: Kevin D. Williamson – The Murder Show (National Review)
- Will Hickenlooper End Up Colorado’s All-Time Most Charmed Politician?: The Buzz: One Month Out Tancredo is Still the Man to Beat (Floyd Ciruli)
- The Left-Wing McCarthyist Steamroller Doesn’t Let Up: The Ugly Smear Campaign against a University of Virginia Law Professor (Slate)
- You Just Think You’re Missing Out: The Tyranny of Connectivity (American Conservative)
Twitter Verse of the Week: “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 (ESV)
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