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I’m going to sound like an old fogey with this one, I just know it. Schools today are not the same as when I went to school. I guess they just taught differently before the age of computers.

The reason for this post is that in this months newsletter from the school I saw some interesting tidbits

  • Due to last year’s high test scores, Pacific Grove Middle School qualified to apply for the California Distinguished School Award.
  • Principal to my wife. “We don’t like to treat the children as individuals here.” (My own quote from a phone conversation with the principal about Megan’s transcripts from Scotland)
  • Some students have been bringing rubber bands to school and shooting pieces of paper during class. This is an illegal activity and will result in detention if a student is caught.
  • –refraining from any public displays of affection. This rule is absolute so we do not allow hugging, kissing, hand holding or any other displays of affection on campus at any time.
  • Students are reminded not to chew gum at any time
  • They need to earn 16 hours of community service. Eight of these hours must be earned during the 8 grade.

I just found these tidbits interesting on a Monday morning.

Believe it or not I am seriously considering a new career. And yes, it’s in a different state. So much for not moving for 5+ years.

If all goes as we think it might, I would finish off a year or two here at Fleet before moving on. So, this isn’t a sudden jump up and go kind of thing. We’ll have plenty of time to work through the good and bad. Make some plans and do it in a more coordinated fashion.

I never thought I would leave the computer field, but the longer I do it the less excitement and challenge it is and the more work it becomes. The fun is pretty much faded at this point. If you think I’m crazy, you try working at a government facility for a while. So, when this opportunity was put before me I didn’t immediately say no. I said I’d think about it.

Now the more we talk about it, the more viable it seems. Just because I’ve made a career out of supercomputers, and it pays pretty well. It doesn’t mean I can’t change. Things are really in the vapor phase at this point, but it’s possible that things could harden into reality.

A partner/co-owner in a 30 year old business. It has peaked my interest.

Where’s the fortune cookie when you need it?

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