Monthly Archives: September 2014

Getting Real

Lately when I have written—letters, columns, blogs—I have been channeling my inner Thomas Paine: These are the times that try men’s souls… I need to take a moment to be myself.  To be Paula Reed, wife, mother, daughter, teacher, humble … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Board of Ed Meeting—a Play Review

Last night the Jefferson County Board of education made an unexpected foray into experimental theater.  The plot revolved around how the school district would enact a hastily constructed pay scheme for its teachers. The protagonist, Superintendent Dan McMinimee (played by … Continue reading

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Meeting with the Superintendent

I wish I could tell you all that today’s meeting with Dan McMinimee was enlightening or that we’d reached some amazing accord.  I think there are just those times when two people are on two planes, and I’m not sure … Continue reading

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The Real World?

Perhaps a few readers can help me out.  Lately I keep hearing about a “real world” of which I was unaware.  For one thing, I thought I was living in the real world.  I go to work every day, work … Continue reading

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