Quotation Saturday: Back to School

Mamacita says:  It is a sad and sorry thing that most public school children have been back in the classroom for a week or two, or more, by now.  Even though many schools are still not air-conditioned, kids have been … Continue reading

Wallowing in Nostalgia

Mamacita says:  I don’t know why I’ve been wallowing in nostalgia lately, but I might as well go the whole route and talk about the day I became an adult.  This has nothing to do with the day I grew … Continue reading

Where Did the Real Music Go?

Mamacita says:  Where did the music go?  Our children, and some of you, don’t know any standard American songs or basic classical melodies that everybody used to know.  What happened?  How did we allow this to happen?  It didn’t used … Continue reading

What Your Child’s Teacher Wants For Christmas

Mamacita says: Every year around this time, I like to re-run this little piece about choosing a gift for your children’s teachers. We really do appreciate anything and everything we receive from our kids and their families, but some things … Continue reading

Remember the Modular System? It Was Awesome.

  Mamacita says:  Ah, the modular system.  It’s gone forever, of course, but how sad.  The modular system was absolutely perfect for the above average student.  Too bad the above average student has no rights these days. (There are schools … Continue reading

Freshman Innocence, Then and Now

Mamacita says:  You lookin’ for innocence? A long time ago, in a universe far, far away, there lived a teenage girl so naive it was honestly dangerous. She had been nowhere.  She had done nothing.  The good-night kiss, lips together, … Continue reading