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Field Day

Spent this morning (& shall return this afternoon) at 3rd-grader’s school

field day. Lovely sunny day, kids having fun, lawn chairs on the grass.

All team relay events, nothing with a trace of individual competitiveness.

I grumbled about this to a teacher, blaming it on the evil, Satan-inspired

“self-esteem” movement. She: “Not really. At this age, a kid will just get

upset and discouraged if he loses against another kids.” I guess this is


The adults present were, of course, all seething with inchoate rage over the

Abu Ghraib atrocities…


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