On Over-tilling can cause more harm than good
Dang! I didn't know how complicated tilling could be! What should you do when you till in dead leaves and other compost? How much tilling then? Would that be better done by hand too?
On Edison Middle School students creating massive, Rube Goldberg-type machine
WOW! If I had a science teacher like that when I was in school, I might have learned more science and taken more science when I had choices to make. By the way, who paid for ALL the materials for each project?
On It's time to tackle the herb nobody likes: Garlic mustard
Here's a thought....get it now and use it in a recipe!!!
This web site has several recipes including a pesto!!
DISCLAIMER...I haven't tried it.
On Edible book titles
Sea Biscuit or the Apple Dumpling Gang or Strawberry Girl or Goodbye Mr. Chips or Raisin in the Sun or National Velvet Cake or Lord of the Fries or the God Fava, or Cannery Roe ??? You can steal those too.....I won't be able to enter, I am working on report cards and narratives and that will take most of my time this whole weekend and next. UGH.
On Spring is the season for patching potholes
cnw 1313 do and due......both spelled correctly Shopierehuh KNOWS the difference in definition though and has used it correctly in the sentence......
160 - 180 in one day! I don't think a crew of 3-4 could do that manually in one day! Cost efficiency is worth a LOT. How much would it cost to pay the crew to fix 160 - 180....days, time etc. I think fixing potholes would be something everyone would be happy to pay for......think of the cost for car repairs if you don't see the pothole and land in one or rip something off your car or damage something under the car. Then you would be complaining about potholes!
On Believers prepare as Easter approaches
Hey redder, perhaps the Gazette will do an article about practices that other "believers" will be doing during a especially significant time. What do you believe in and is there a time period in which the Gazette should publish an article? What believers do you believe have been left out or disrespected? I would bet that the Gazette would welcome that sort of input. PERHAPS, since there is a LARGE population of Christians in the Janesville area (look in the phone book under churches.....quite a few Christian churches are listed), the reporter covered a very significant time for that population of readers.
On Madison teachers win court case
I am a teacher. I love to see those of you who think it is an easy job especially with our summers off. FYI, IF I were to work to the contract, I would have to have students grade their own work during the school day, I would have to drop the 3 children that I tutor FOR FREE after school, I would remove 90% of the supplies and books in the room that I purchased with my own funds. (There aren't funds available for those things.) More than half the students in my classroom would be unable to work because they don't have supplies needed and the school doesn't provide those supplies. (I am not at a Title I school.) I would stop doing all the extras in my classroom (cooking, sewing, field trips, science experiments, theme projects which are all funded by me) and strictly do what the textbooks have me do. I have 25 students and they have reading levels from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade, math ability from pre-kindergarten to 4th grade, writing ability from kindergarten to 4th grade. I spend an average of $2000 a year to get materials that would be appropriate for all those levels that aren't available in the school. Do you get the picture? And I AM providing what each child needs. IF I work to the contract, we'll have time for whole class instruction and the rest of the time will be spent having students correct their own work. Then there are the after school activities that I do on my own, for free...which reduces the child care costs for parents. I often have to wait more than an hour after the event for the parent to show up. If it happens too often, the child gets cut from the activity, but until that happens, it is my time. Until I married, I spent my summers cleaning houses or doing temp work to pay bills like rent, medical bills not covered by insurance etc. I use an average of 1 day a year on sick leave. I know teachers who are in districts with no union. Their work conditions are pathetic, their benefits are almost non-existent. There is no justice, no due process if there is a personality conflict or some parent has a complaint. Those are conditions under which no one should have to work. I am glad the Democrats are staying away and I am glad that the teachers are protesting. Any of you who think teaching is a piece of cake should try it for a week. You will discover that the day is NOT over at 3:00 and many weekends will be dedicated to work too. I love teaching and I do my best and the results show. I don't know many jobs that have the demands that teachers have.
On Love beyond hearts and flowers
It is a good reminder that we shouldn't wait to show our mate that we love and appreciate them....I KNOW tater tots isn't the answer.....red meat is ALWAYS the answer.
On The Tanqueray cure
I've been told to do more aerobic exercise, and I am starting with baby steps. Next, I'll add another limb and another until I have my whole body participating.
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