Friday, January 28, 2011

Zero tolerance policy on bullying

Bullies have been around, have been with us, ever since . . . who knows when. And they are still with us today. But they shouldn't be.

Bullies of today are responsible for causing kids to kill themselves. When someone is so teased that they find death preferable to living, it is time that we adopted a zero tolerance on bullying and teasing.

I know how it feels. I was teased by first this group and then another all through school. It is a very painful thing to go through. I had great parents, but all my mom did was to tell me to ignore them. When someone calls you witcheepoo every day, and makes you feel worthless and small; when someone harasses you to the point where riding the bus to school is dreaded -- that is hard to ignore. And it affects who you are as an adult. Thinking of it still makes me mad today.

So that is why I say -- ZERO TOLERANCE ON BULLYING! No big bullying tolerated. No little bullying or teasing tolerated. No medium teasing or bullying tolerated. We as adults need to get the message out to everyone - No bullying or teasing tolerated at all. Let's show that we are as advanced as the number of our years - and let's make the year 2011 the year that we began stopping the practice tolerating those who bully or tease, no matter who they are or how old they are or where they may be found.

This is the 21st century, so carry the message near and far:

= jd =

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cassettes and 8 tracks and albums and CDs

Read a blog just now by someone who talked about how they used to collect cassette tapes as a kid. Well, that sort of dates both them and me too. You see, when I was a kid, there weren't any cassette tapes. It was all albums, 33rpm and 45rpm. Then 8 tracks came along. They had a rather short life, for they were soon replaced by the cassettes. Then came the CDs. And now many people just store digital versions of their favorite songs.

I still have a bunch of my cassettes. Have been trying to collect them all on CDs. Have some of my old albums too. And have some that belonged to my uncle. They are 78s. Don't have any of my old 8 tracks though. They players back then had a nasty tendency to eat the tapes. And when I got my cassettes, I think I gave away what ones I had left.

I feel sorry for all you younger ones who have missed all this. It has been neat to sit here and witness all this progress.

= jd =

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Spring, spring please come soon

I don't know about you, but I am sick of white. Sick of white, and snow, and cold, and winter. I am ready for spring and warm weather. We seem to be having a particularly snowy winter this year. One gets melted off and another comes to take it's place.

And I have been so cold this year. Hubby and I both have, all this winter. And being cold-natured just isn't usual for him either. I have gotten so that I hibernate during winter mostly. Just don't like getting out in the cold. But then I hibernate during the real hot weather too. But at least in summer during the hot weather, you have those nice warm summer nights when you can get out. In winter, nights are colder than the days, and during the days I just don't care about getting out.

So for now just sign me: waiting for spring to return.