10 Things School Board Members Should Do in 2013. A provocative list with resources to help understand each item. This list will keep me busy.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
We seem to be busier this year than most. Because it is the Logan family reunion year, we weren’t able to cut the tree during Melissa’s Thanksgiving break. So there were fewer of us.
Having cut a wide tree last hear, we set out to find a narrower, lighter tree. We visited the same tree farm as the last couple of years. This year, they offered to cut the tree and carry it to the car. Having remembered to bring a plastic bag to kneel on and borrowing one of their recently-sharpened saws, I cut the tree. We did let them schlep the cut tree to the car, hoist it up, and tie it down. Nice!
We brought the tree home, washed it down, shook it off, and put it up.
Now, it’s time to decorate the tree.
I remember piano recitals as terrifying experiences: students’ performances arranged in order or worth with everyone listening for any tiny mistake and laughing to each other behind covered mouths. I would guess my memory’s not entirely accurate, but that’s what recitals felt like.
Do you remember recitals? Did you enjoy them?
Ho! To celebrate the season,1 I’ve donned my Santa hat and activated the snow machine. *<:-)
I hope your holiday preparations are going well. I’m off to enjoy a mug of hot chocolate with a candy cane stirring stick. c[_]
My favorite text is:
I <3 U 2! :-)
Top 100 Resources for WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials. Wow! Nice compilation.
Today, a lot of people are buying Powerball tickets for the first time. After all, the estimated jackpot is $550 million!1 But is their “investment” a smart bet?
Unfortunately, this calculation ignores the possibility of multiple winners having to split the jackpot.2 It also ignores the taxes.3
So buy a ticket if you want an infinitesimal chance at winning.4 But don’t waste your time buying two. After all, although the first ticket increases your odds an infinite percentage from zero, the second ticket merely doubles your odds.
Good luck! You’ll need it…
2The probability of multiple winners is not zero, especially when millions of tickets are being bought. You can improve your odds of avoiding duplication by going for the quick pick. These are more random than choosing “personal numbers,” which are likely to be limited to numbers 31 and lower.
3The odds of paying taxes on this are virtually 100%. Knowing how to avoid them is above my pay grade.
4After all, if you want to get struck by lightning, you should be out standing in a field.
If you want to get struck by lightning, you should be out standing in a field.