Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Testament of Our Times...

The Blind Men and the Elephant
John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887)
It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.
The First approached the Elephant,
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
"God bless me! but the Elephant
Is very like a WALL!"
The Second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried, "Ho, what have we here,
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me 'tis mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a SPEAR!"
The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Thus boldly up and spake:
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
Is very like a SNAKE!"
The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
And felt about the knee
"What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain," quoth he:
"'Tis clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a TREE!"
The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: "E'en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a FAN!"
The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Than seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope,
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
Is very like a ROPE!"
And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Anderson Memorial Community Project

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Please help his family and community honor his memory.

Brian "Bucky" Anderson, was a fine young man who set an example from which we all can learn.
One of patriotism, dedication, fidelity of purpose, hard work, and achievement.
Bucky was born in 1986.
Bucky worked hard to become a state champion wrestler and an all district football player. 
Bucky graduated from Broadway High School in 2004.
Bucky was killed in Afghanistan on June 12, 2010.
While delivering supplies to school children.
He was working to improve the lives of a war torn and decimated people.
On behalf of you and me...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The battle for a living wage and the right to negotiate the terms of your employment is on in Wisconsin. When DID teachers become the enemy?