Month: October 2007

Michael Jackson “Beat it” video

Once upon a time, Michael Jackson was a cute African American and he still looked like a human… I so remember running the loop around UT Knoxville to this song on my “walkman”. It was the perfect tempo for my pace, and Cindy and I would sing it together while we were running. Remember?

Single-sex education?

Single-sex education…I hear it’s better, mostly from either all girl’s or all boy’s schools. I’m reading a ton of statistics about how girls in single sex classes score much higher than girl’s in coed classes (75% vs. 59%), and boys (86% vs. 37%), Girls’ schools help counter gender-stereotyping in subject choices, girls in single-sex schools …

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Sports for girls is good on so many levels…self-confidence, teamwork, exercise, etc

Basketball tryouts are today. This morning, J asked H how practices have been going, and she said, “Fine, but you know, I probably won’t be starting for the A team this year.” Knowing her as I know her, I think she said that because she’s preparing herself, “just in case”. It’s a protection thing. If …

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