Consider this the prologue

I’m in the midst of reading an article about how ‘The American Dream’ has become a nightmare for many.   It is touching on some things I’ve been mulling over recently and helping me to form them into more coherent thoughts that I can write about.    But I’m not quite there yet.    I often tell people that my ideas need to sit in my brain for a while and ‘cook’ before I can express them, and that’s what is happening now.

But to give you a taste, I’ll be talking about why hearing the words “quality time” or “family time” make the hair stand up on the back of my neck, as well as how we Americans have become our own worst enemies – we value the self-made man and then insist our children conform to universal standards.

There is a lot more to this subject – marriage, kids, school, where we live and how it affects our lives and our learning.

But you’ll need to tune in tomorrow for all that;  tonight it’s still on ‘simmer’ in my brain.

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