It seems as if the end of the school year was just last week. But here we are, Aug. 15, and many schools begin classes Aug. 27.
Since August is when students return to school, this month is National Back to School Month.
According to nationaldaycalendar.com, “National Back to School Month has been observed since the 1960s.
Oki, means hello in the Blackfeet language. Part of teaching on the reservation, and actually anywhere in the state of Montana, requires one to include the native culture in the classroom. I admit I’m still trying to learn the language.
Over the years, I have written about how my three (now adult) children have vacillated between thinking their parents are bumbling idiots to believing that we are seers full of enlightenment and wisdom. As I move from being the parent to the consultant/coach for our youngest child, my ideas or suggestions are often met with “Yes, mother! I know that, mother!” Clearly, we are currently in bumbling idiot mode.
I don’t believe the BP prints poetry, fiction, or non-fiction essays, but I thought I’d submit this piece of “local color” anyway. Maybe (though a stretch, I guess) it might even fit as a LTE. Could be edited if thought it needed to be a bit more family-friendly.
In 1994 and 1995, a TV series aired called “Christy” staring Kellie Martin. In it, a 19-year-old Christy leaves her parents’ home to teach in Cutter Gap, a fictional Appalachian village. In the pilot of the series, Christy watches the train as it leaves her at a lonely, isolated station.
By Dana Grubb
Based on the recent indictment of 12 Russian operatives and the arrest of a Russian spy, how concerned are you that other countries will try to influence future U.S. elections?
As I watch the U.S. news of the last few weeks, I am struck by the heartlessness of our nation’s leadership. A policy called “no-tolerance” was implemented. Like a thief in the night, it came, stealing the hearts and souls from innocent children. Young, “tender age” children, being stripped of love and trust. Why?