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Entry date: 3-30-2023 - It's Thursday, Again - Letters to My Friends

Dear Friends,


Watching the Suns last night, I noticed a certain pep in their step that I haven't seen in a while. It was nice to see and gives me some hope for an extended playoff run. I also like what I have seen from TJ Warren lately. It's nice to see a former Suns player come back with an added bit of maturity.


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Being that it is Thursday, I have to take a look ahead at what this weekend holds for me. We have a Hillbilly show on Saturday. It'll be a strange one, I'm sure, as it is at a house out in Laveen that puts on the occasional punk show. On Sunday, we are going to spend a little time outside doing the jamming of the cans. It's been a bit since I have gotten to play Kan Jam and I'm looking forward to it.


I'm also going to be doing some writing stuff for New Times, so that's pretty cool, too. I've got a lot of irons in the fire right now for NT and that's a good feeling. I love to get to tell good stories. There are some good ones cookin', that's for sure.


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Yesterday I had to lecture my students about taking responsibility for their actions. It is sad that children are not taught to say they are sorry anymore. Out of 31 students, I have maybe three or four who will apologize when they have done something wrong without being prompted to do so.


It's understandable, though. They live in a society where the leaders are capable of egregious wrongs yet never take responsibility for their actions. Why should a ten-year-old admit to any wrongdoing? If the talking heads on TV don't do it, why should they?


It occurs to me, though, that it is my job to help them become better people. In fact, that is my biggest goal for my students is that they leave my classroom a better person than when they walked in. Today as we go through our day, that will be my focus. Thursday is for being a good do bee.


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I am kicking around a few ideas for my next two-minute story. I'll probably start it in the next few days. Here is a haiku, though...


It is hard to be

the perfect kid in this world

so I won't pretend


See you tomorrow.



These guys stayed at my house back in 2004. Wolf Parade from Canada.

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thegoodrick
thegoodrick
Mar 30, 2023

I wouldn’t mind jammin a little kan if there’s a group forming…

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Mar 31, 2023
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