New Subtraction

Gimmme another break.

My wife told me about a new subtraction that is all adding, and they are teaching this in the schools, Teachers are confused, kids are confused and parents are lost. So the poor kids of 2014 will be idiots by the time they graduate from High School.

So I watched a video about the new subtraction method. Unbelievable! Something as simple as borrowing 1 is now replaced with adding 10 and a negative number and subtracting 1 from the next column! Duh!

Its the same concept, but made so silly that it makes my head hurt. There is a nice Utube video you can search for, and then ask your self. WTF? Why is it we spend billions a year on education only to have some nonsense like this work its way into the system.

There was a recent story about a kindergarten teach that quit because she was no longer teaching the kids anything but how to pass the federally mandated tests! No wonder Obama is building a Social nation. In another 10 years no one will know how to do anything, and we will all be on the dole.




And Stuff Happens

So over my 64 years, I’ve had a lot of ‘ those’ moments. Like I was being guided by a spirit that would try its best to keep me out of trouble or steer me to learn something special.
My first recollection was as a boy under age 5. I was outside playing and saw this horrible bug on the steps on the side of the house. I got a stick and tried many times to hit it but try as I might my stick would always miss. So I went inside and told my dad there was an ugly bug and I couldn’t kill it. When he came out to see this ugly bug, he laughed and taught me about the praying Mantis and how good they were and their ability to adapt to their environment.
And mostly It was a good thing that I wasn’t able to kill it. And that was the beginning.

Somewhere around the same time, My mother recalls how I was sitting on the landing overlooking the stairway to the second floor in our house on Connecticut avenue. my legs were between the railings and I was watching them come upstairs to get me from the upstairs tenant that was babysitting me. She says I said, “This is just like when I was in heaven, I looked down and I saw you and picked you to be my parents.”
Of course my mother thought this was cute and would always bring it up at the most awkward times.
Then many years later (20 or so) I was looking for something to read in the Library and wandered into the Jess Stern book section, and “Search for the girl with blue eyes” caught my eye. As I read about this girl and her past life regressions, there was a part when she told her father, “I looked down and I saw you and picked you to be my parents”! I was blown away! So it happens to other and not just to me. Amazing.