Thursday, May 20, 2004

The Teacher Broke Free

(pronounced Mc-fur-son): A friend called today to solicit my opinion on McPherson, Kansas.  I said I had been there only once.  My impression: churches, train tracks, small town tidiness, two smallish colleges.  But I was only there for a few hours.  There's a KFC near the Interstate.  Friend wanted to know what people do for fun in McPherson.  Suppose I don't know the answer to that.  So I did some online research, found they have a pipe band and an art gallery.  The weather is beautiful in late August.  Maybe it's better to direct the question to somebody who knows.  So, McPherson, Kansas, what do you do for fun?

Retro-scholarship: Revisit walk-on policies?

The Teacher Broke Free: Seems that a group of five students at a nearby high school attempted to tape their English teacher to a chair as a senior prank.  One of the television reports suggested that the day was cast as a free day of preparation for the final exam.  It's a relief nobody was hurt, and, of course, it's in poor taste make light of it.  But I am curious what was on the exam.  Did they still take the test?

1/350: Here's a pic from Tuesday afternoon of Ph. at his first track meet.  It's a blur.  Set the shutter speed to multi-frame, but the light (cloudy) and distance (top row of bleachers) weren't in our favor.  No retakes at a track meet.  I won't say whether he won or where he finished; he's depicted with momentary potential to win the event.  Tracksters qualified from their respective gym classes then merged into a seventh-eighth grade combine.  Here, in the 200-meter, Ph. (left) had long strides, but you can see he was running against long-legged giants.

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