Posts by Jerome Parent

Patriot Fans Should Enjoy Their Success

As a Denver Bronco fan since 1965, I have a long dislike of the Boston/ New England Patriots. In the sixties, the Broncos were inept and quarterbacks like Boston’s Babe Parilli carved up the Denver defense like deli meat. So I was naturally glad to see Philadelphia eke out a win in Super Bowl LII. The enemy of my enemy and all of that. Usually, I root for the AFC

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Connection to a Killer

“STOP!” I looked at Jacob, his fist balled up and drawn back. His eyes almost glowed with an incomprehensible anger. He held my gaze and then slowly dropped his hand to his side. I breathed an inaudible sigh of relief. It was the closest I had ever come to having a student swing at me. I explained to him again what my expectations were for the enrichment class and pointed

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Please Accept the Tide Pod Challenge

Yes, you read that correctly. I am encouraging people to eat Tide laundry pods even as doctors, the media, and the detergent makers are trying to discourage such actions. That’s terrible you might respond. I disagree. Except for children, the infirm and the elderly, I think anyone who decides to eat laundry soap deserves whatever happens. Hopefully death. I’d rather not have to pay for their upkeep if they survive

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Home Schooling IS Child Abuse

People all over the country are appalled at the child abuse story that came out of California recently. David and Louise Turpin held thirteen children ages two to twenty-nine captive in their “good Christian home.” Their offspring were chained, malnourished and living in their own filth. Many people questioned how these children could have been homeschooled for so long without the government finding out what was going on. Most are

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Purple and Proud

          Recently I was accused by a colleague of being a liberal. This is a charge I vigorously deny. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with being a liberal. And while I like the color blue, I also like red. None-the-less, his accusation inspired some self-examination. Which I realize is more of a liberal than a conservative trait. But our founders believed in the market place

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My Father’s Son

It’s the first day of the New Year and I have survived. No, not because of a wild party or hangover. Those days are long behind me, thank goodness. But New Year’s Eve has mostly meant one thing for me: the anniversary of my father’s birth. This year, h e missed his eighty-ninth birthday by three months and a day. And I’m struggling with it, but not for the reasons

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