NOW CLOSED!Weekend Assignment #333: Writing on the Wall
Have you ever written on a bathroom wall, or left graffiti anywhere at all? Confess! I promise we'll go easy on you! How do you feel about the ethics of graffiti, and the level of discourse sometimes found in illicit art and messages in public places?
Extra Credit: If you were to leave a message to the world on a public wall, what would it be?
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Where or not you've ever written on walls, I hope you'll write in your blog this week about the possibility of writing on walls.
Last week for Weekend Assignment #332: Back To School, we asked whether the beginning of the new school year has any impact on your life. Here are excerpts from your responses. Click on the name to get to the relevant blog:
I don't have kids and I finished what I expect was my final degree program last January. I am sitting for a certification exam in December, though. So perhaps I should get moving. I have already bought my books and a new notebook. I love new notebooks.
Dear little B.T., of course, is still new to the world – he won’t be heading “back to school” for many years yet. You know, he’s got to go to school for the first time before he can go back to school. I sometimes try to imagine what that day will be like… but except for the fact that he’ll be older and speaking relatively coherent English, I suppose rather little will have changed.
The last time I was in school was November 2002 to February 2005. My school supplies at the time consisted mostly of a laptop computer and textbooks in book or pdf form. Conventional school supplies are so far in the past for me that I remember buying them at Weber's, a three room department store in Manlius, NY. I haven't lived in Manlius since 1975, and Weber's is long gone.
Our kids are back in school now. The 10-year-old starts fifth grade today, and the high-school junior started classes almost two weeks ago (her school follows a different calendar than the rest of the district). My son was usually back in school by mid-August; for some reason, Southern schools tend to start the year while the summer heat is still going strong (but they're generally out by the end of May). It's been a good twenty years since I lived anywhere that started school after Labor Day.