Tag: Leaving Home

Selective ignorance.

Selective ignorance, a cornerstone of child rearing. You don’t put kids under surveillance: it might frighten you. Parents should sit tall in the saddle and look upon their troops with a noble and benevolent and extremely nearsighted gaze. –Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home

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“My attitude exactly.”

Bud took the snow plow off the truck Wednesday evening, being tired of driving around with it banging up and down. He said, “It’s sure to snow now, but it’ll just have to melt, I’m through thinking about it.” My attitude exactly. I put away my parka in April and put on a jacket. If…

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