On the homefront, there were literally huge leaps in learning. We gained two dogs. On the first day of summer break, we found the energy to adopt a Sheprador puppy from North Shore Animal League. We quickly dubbed him Midnight. He has the most glossy black fur, but if you could look closely, you would spot a tuft of white on his underside seeming, at times, to be in the shape of a crescent moon. When we welcomed 12 a.m., on New Year's Eve, I happily realized that "midnight" symbolized the break of a new day as well as of a new year. Midnight is limitless. It (and he) is full of possibilities.
Midnight is now nine-months old. Being teachers, of course, we had to educate our puppy. He graduated from his dog training last fall. The funny thing is he performed in class to perfection, but sometimes at home, he fails to listen. I'm guessing this is because, in human terms, he's verging on his teenage years.
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It seemed I had a few more things to say in defense of public education and, in particular, NYC public-school teachers. So, here I am for another year, somehow finding pockets of time to freely express what is on my mind--with allegiance to only my vision of the truth. I doubt I'll blog 'til the end of time, but as long as I have things I feel must be said, I will say them. Pardon me, if sometimes it might even sound like I'm barking!