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Post-Scholastic Stress Disorder

August 23, 2013

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It’s the last week of August. This was just about when the nightmares would begin. Bolting awake, I would find myself gasping for air and drenched with sweat. What day is this? I’d be terrified that I’d slept right through the end of summer vacation, and that the return to school was a single sunrise […]

‘Twas the Night Before School Starts

August 30, 2010

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‘Twas the night before school starts, and all through the town, Not a teacher was sleeping, just thrashing around. Thoughts of the classroom brought a tear to each eye, And all of them wished it could still be July. The students, meanwhile, were doing just fine, Texting and talking and typing online. Yet they, too, […]

The Elusive Line on Food Allergens

May 24, 2010

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I may be attempting the impossible here, but I’d like to talk about peanut allergies among school children without stirring up a swarm of angry responses. I’m not questioning the existence or seriousness of these allergies. But after doing a considerable amount of research, it’s clear to me that peanut products pose a mortal danger […]