A's first words are: book, apple (“ap”), bump (“bup!”), up, ball, drink (“guk”), hat (clear as a bell), and something that sounds like bite or eat.
29 October 2006
J, who is three, enjoys A Light in the Attic. O says Shel Silverstein's best poems are the ones that are really about himself. This led me to a new appreciation of his stuff.
I've never dealt draw pokerIn a rowdy lumber camp.Or got up at the count of nineTo beat the worlds champ.I've never had my picture onA six-cent postage stamp.I've never scored a touchdownOn a ninety-nine yard run.I've never winged six DaltonsWith my dying brother's gun...Or kissed Miz Jane, and rode my hossInto the setting sun.Sometimes I get so depressed'Bout what I haven't done.—Shel Silverstein, Never
26 October 2006
Marquette University censors the office doors of its Ph.D. students. A quote from a noted terrorist has been removed.
Sorry, did I say terrorist? I meant syndicated humor columnist. The censored quote is from Dave Barry. Click the link. The story defies belief (and the quote is actually kind of funny).
Why does no one seem to care about this? A little part of me dies every time I read a story like this. It takes me a while to get over it. "Free speech zones" on university campuses. God help us.