I am so looking forward to having a break from students' limited abilities. I like young people, but the struggle to keep them on task is exhausting.
Today I let loose with a slew of inappropriate comments. It felt so good. I must have grown weary with filtering everything I was saying through the standards of the New Civility. Ugh.
Finally, I have a couple of colleagues that I'm friends with on FB who are queer and whom I assume vote Democrat (unless they're suicidal or insane) who, whenever there is some occasion that has some national symbolism attached to it, indulge in the most knee-jerk, sentimental, ultra-patriotic nonsense. Either that, or they fill up their posts with self-indulgent triviality.
One of them evidently flew to Texas to commemorate the Kennedy assassination. Come on. (Either that, or it was just an old photograph. But still...)
Below that post, however, I saw Noam's article about the anniversary on Truthout. Immediately I began to feel better.