This week, I’ve been getting a crash course on community colleges. Ian wants to sign up for an evening class, but he won’t officially have a high school diploma (he’ll do a year in an 18-21 year program to build up his social skills); that requires a backdoor admissions. At the same time, he’ll needs to sign up for advanced math classes and get accommodations for the autism stuff, so I have had to talk to a ton of administrators. Getting smarter every day.
And in my head, I’m totally reorganizing the whole school. That’s totally normal, right?
I’m also getting smarter about alternative housing arrangements. I needed a paragraph about that for a book proposal, but I’m getting sucked down a rabbit hole of cool info.
What if teachers refuse to get vaccinated?
I’ve been reading lots of cancel culture stuff lately. Conor Friedersdorf interviews a black school board member who has some issues with the BLM message in schools. Everybody who watches the local news shows is very much aware that anti-Asian attacks are not the work of white supremacists, but it doesn’t fit the narrative.
Cooking: Melt a pad of butter in a non-stick pan. Toast leftover cornbread. The end.
Watching: Ken Burn’s documentary on Hemingway. It’s so, so, so inspiring. Highly recommend.
Picture: We’re quarantined this week, because of exposure to a positive person. We’ve had to cancel some spring break day trips. Steve’s using the time to fix the garden.