I haven't changed much. Too many people
take themselves too seriously and think hiding their sense of fun and whimsy away make one
seem more sober. As I reread this I it occurred to me that I was trying too hard to be
whimsical. If you look at my responses in the short News Tribune piece I end with a
littany of problems that I am very interested in. They are very grim. So between both of
these questionairs you can see two very different sides of me.
1.I had just lost my job as a teacher and my levity here was an attempt
to mask my embarassment.On the other hand my refering to it demonstrates my candor and my
desire to be the person who brings it up rather than someone else.
2. This strikes me as a stupid question. I treated it as "why
should the voters to think you are particulary well qualified?" The qualities that
make me effective are my fearlessness in the face of crowds and my friendliness. I
remember previous board members acting imperious.
3. I fought for Washington as long as it remained open. It was a stand
in for my concern for kids who have been shortchanged by life.
3a. I really believe in this. Birchwood is a school I have supported
because it is largely a teacher driven model.
5. As a former middle school teacher my heart goes out to kids who start
spiraling out of control at 14 and 15. We had a report which showed that through
elementary school kids are pretty satisified with school. Afterwards things get tough for
5. local ed ucation was a hot button word meaning neighborhood schools.
I laugh this off to insincerely. Its true what I said but readers ought to have had a more
serious response from me.