An unexpected compliment

My email buddy who gives me a great deal of grief just sent me this email: Jeez, Harry, you are writing well. Maybe your “experiencism” is showing. [Your Buddy] I wrote my Buddy back: Thanks Buddy, Cliches help a lot. Harry I did a lot of writing today and if you are just getting […]

A small compensation for increased segregation

I notice the Trib has a positive story about how the Federal Government is expanding its spending on school lunch programs in schools with high concentrations of poor children. How fortunate it is that the School Board has put an end to the District’s desegregation plan and that the Red Plan will be concentrating more […]

Belated call for compromise

Meanwhile the Trib called for compromise in its good feelings editorial on New Year’s Day. Good luck with that! “The Duluth school district and its red plan could move forward, too — as long as it’s with a willingness to listen to community concerns. Its long-range facilities plan is still just that: a plan. As […]

Oh yeah, and my computer died

I don’t know what caused it by my computer crashed a day ago and took all my old email and everything that I had organized on my desktop. I seem to have all the desktop files except that they are all hiding from me and having them, no matter where they are is a blessing […]

Harry’s computer rebelled

Harry asked me, Mel, to post a note that he won’t be entering so many blogs for awhile. His computer froze this afternoon and he’s working on getting things in order again. It is up and running but we all know how we have to look for all those things that may have gotten messed […]

DNT to be owned by Regional Company

The Trib put a lot ink in the paper today about its transfer to the Fargo Forum’s owner Forum Communications. The only thing the new owners indicated that they would lend a hand at would be political endorsements. I wonder what the endorsement history of the Fargo Forum is?

A delayed request for a change order

NOTE: THIS POST CONTAINS THE CLAIM THAT THE STOWE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND IS NOT YET DONE. THAT IS NOT TRUE. SO MUCH FOR IMPECCABLE SOURCES. Last night at the School Board meeting the majority balked at authorizing a $12,000 “change order” for the company supervising our change of mulch. The justification was that the playgrounds were […]

I’ve never met a school board candidate who didn’t want to help educate children…

… So what? The last ten year’s worth of Duluth School Board members reduced the local taxes going into our classrooms from $14 million to $2.5 million. These Board members loved children. Their own children were in the Duluth Schools. Many of them matriculated from the Duluth Schools. They only wanted the best school buildings […]

I got Waxed – Citizens United

Its hard to believe that its only been a couple days since I got waxed last Saturday. I’ve been in non stop school board related meetings since Monday and when I wasn’t doing that I was doing yard work and gardening in the sunshine. I generally woke up in the middle of each succeeding night […]