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  1. Rick commented on Heart of the City 9 days ago

    One of the best things about Halloween is that it fills up the store displays to keep them from having room to fill them up with Christmas displays in September.

  2. Rick commented on Cul de Sac 9 days ago

    Corporations run the government – just look at Common Core.

  3. Rick commented on Calvin and Hobbes 10 days ago

    I’m always having to tell the 7-year-old I tutor that when you subtract numbers, you end up with a smaller number than you started with!
    (She tends to forget and add numbers when she’s supposed to be subtracting them.)
    As soon as I remind her that the answer has to be smaller and not bigger than the number you started with, she gets the right answer right away.

  4. Rick commented on Heart of the City 14 days ago

    There sure are worse things than sitting by yourself! I found that out for myself one time, when I found a ‘friend’ to sit with at lunchtime. I soon discovered I was better off sitting somewhere else all by myself. (He had some mental issues. He ended up getting expelled.)

  5. Rick commented on Calvin and Hobbes 15 days ago

    So that’s where they got the idea for Common Core!

  6. Rick commented on Peanuts 20 days ago

    I wish I’d had that comic to show the babysitter who wanted the little boy I knew to give up his blanket (or, even better, that boy’s mother).

  7. Rick commented on Calvin and Hobbes 20 days ago

    The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Socialist.

    I find it a bit amusing when Conservatives complain so loudly if they think a school is not forcing kids to say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning! People can embarrass themselves so easily by not knowing history or by thinking they know what they’re talking about when they really don’t.

  8. Rick commented on Peanuts 21 days ago

    I had a little second-grade boy I used to tutor, who had a security blanket he often liked to keep with him while he was at home, especially after a rough day at school (he was bullied a lot in school).
    He had a babysitter while I was working with him. She didn’t think he should have a security blanket. She kept trying to stop him from using it.
    But I encouraged it. Sometimes, when he’d come home from school looking especially upset, I would tell him to go and get his blanket!
    (His babysitter and I didn’t always get along.)

  9. Rick commented on Cul de Sac 21 days ago

    I remember on the first day of first grade, the mother of one of my best friends on the block, Walter, drove the two of us to school (there was no school bus). I was happy and excited to be starting school! Walter’s mother had to drag him out of the car, screaming. I wondered why Walter couldn’t be brave like me.
    I really liked starting first grade. That feeling didn’t last long!

  10. Rick commented on Soup to Nutz 26 days ago

    There was a little boy I used to tutor, 7 years old, who had a very serious problem with stealing things. I still worry an awful lot about him. It’s going to be a long time before I can laugh at a comic like this again. But it will be nice when I can!