Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Off

I am going to take a few days off from the blog.

I'd planned last week to do so and the world exploded.

Going to go shooting. Going to take my 83 yr old mother shooting....

I'll be around the house if you need me. Just going to take a break from the blog, the Facebook, the Twitter.

Once again, I am going to do some research in the next week and plan to write a fairly serious blog in the next week. It won't be anything you don't already know, or should know, I'll just confirm what you're pretty much thinking.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Help....Buna

In the last hour, I've been contacted by a number of people.

If you have any information you would like to share, send me an email.

My email is kdthomas1957@gmail.com.

As always, I won't use your name.

If you are afraid to send an email, we can meet for coffee or someplace else you would feel "more comfortable."

I won't write on this topic for several days as I am to meet with a person to discuss the topic in the next week, so there is not a rush.

Look, even though people do not realize this, I have a very special place in my heart for the folks of Buna. You deserve a good school district.

Well, I May Have Messed Up on Buna

I have gotten several messages about the change in workforce at Buna ISD....

I assumed, like in the past, before the 2008 recession, that people were moving because the economy was opening other positions.

Man, I was called down.

I heard from people who I didn't even know read the blog. ( It surprises me many times who reads. I also know there are some people who read it, but wouldn't dare tell anyone.)

It seems morale is shot at least at one campus, probably more. I knew it was not the best, but I didn't know it was this bad...heck, I thought morale was much better, but it seems some people have just given up all hope....

I had people send me emails....to an email address that is not public...many of the messages painted an ugly picture.

We are going to work on another blog concerning the changes ( some internal, some external) and try and pinpoint what is going on...

Buna ISD Jobs

So, there has been a rumor about a large turnover in Buna ISD this summer.

Well, I watch the site fairly close, and I don't see anything out of the ordinary.

I know there is now a high school history job opening, and I knew that one was coming, but it's nothing unusual.

People in the school business come and go. Maybe more than other fields. It's just the nature of the business.

Some people are just not teachers. Some people go into the business world. Some people move to better paying districts. Some people retire.

Hell, if I wasn't going to Europe this Fall, I'd apply for the job....but bloody hell, I'm going to Scotland...

Thugs

So, they have just let the bodies of the Malaysian flight lay in the wheat field in Ukraine for days now.

I know it is a war zone, but come on, if the Ukrainian's family member was laying in a field someplace, they'd be running up to the media throwing a fit.

Instead, they're stripping everything they can off the bodies, money, traveler's cheques, credit cards, cell phones, clothes.....they're thugs.

They're stealing bits of the plane they can sell on ebay.

I know I may get in trouble here, but say what you want, but the Ukraine, that section of Russia, it's the third world....

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Not a Clue How it Works

I was reading a blog on a religious site by a guy who didn't know how prayer works, but he can't get through a day without it.

The older I get, the more I agree. I have prayed more than I did in seminary in the last 3 years.

It is too the point I find myself praying in some of the strangest points of time. Of course while I do my daily walk, but while driving, while cooking, many times when I wake up in the morning before I get up....

And you'd be surprised, I often pray for many of you. ( heck, I think I may have prayed for all of you at some point.)

I know some of you are agnostic and atheists, and believe I am being silly, but for me it works. And like the man on the blog said, I too have not a clue how it works.

So, if you ask for prayers on FB or Twitter or whatever, believe it or not, the old Govteach is sending one up for you...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Damn Yankees

As many of you know, I often visit theological sites. Some liberal, some conservative, some well, I am not sure what they believe.

I've been knocking and rolling with a bunch of New Englanders about the immigration problem....and how the world the State of Texas, who will wind up with the bulk of the influx of Central Americans, will pay for this?

It is going to break the schools in the Valley.

Well, they don't care. It's like Texas should be glad they're coming to well, Texas...

I wonder if the same thing was happening in New Hampshire and Vermont they'd feel the same?