This is the view from my room and to think, I wanted something even closer to the beach! Good enough, right? Especially when back home my fellow teachers are under attack and protestors around the world are putting their lives on the line. It’s a world in turmoil and no one knows what it will look like until the dust settles, so yes, I’m in paradise and enjoying it, but never removed from the state of education I left behind.
Last year we were glued to the TV when the health care bill was passed into law and this year we come in and out, worried about the world and our back yard. I even sent a pizza donation to the protestors in Madison just before I left for Aruba, but will that be enough?
I’m already creating a mental list of organizations like PBS, PLanned Parenthood etc. who will need support when they are slashed in the budget, and of course I worry about the National Writing Project. It’s still more important to build missiles than to fund the future.
Good thing, that Obama is in the White House and the Senate did not go R in the last election.
It’s good to SLice and thanks to all my buddies who commented. I am dying to get to reading great slices but my time is limited during the day and at night, when I could write or in early morning, the internet in my room is not working with me.
But this is paradise…this is paradise… Do we need the internet in Paradise???
I DO! New Ipad 2 to be unveiled in a few hours!