Happy Thanksgiving

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving; this blog is thankful for all our readers.

Two fun things, one for vegetarians and one from Ellen for the hope that is education. 

Kids really are little sponges.  "My little brain just remembers." 


mirmac1 said…
That little girl is clearly on the spectrum, which often manifests itself with prodigious rote memory skills. My daughter was the same.
Anonymous said…
Happy Thanksgiving to you Melissa! And thank you for this blog!

Anonymous said…
Thank you for all of your hard work on this blog. I am so much more informed and knowledgeable than I would be without it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

SF said…
This reader is thankful for you Melissa! And 98% of the commenters here.
mirmac1 said…
I know what I give thanks for; a smart, dedicated friend in Melissa who works hard under stress and pressure to keep SPS staff and families informed. Have a great Thanksgiving Melissa.
Anonymous said…
Mirmac1, that's not any of your business and obviously not appropriate for speculation, by anyone. Not every smart child is autistic. Sad that you feel you need to pass that judgement.

mirmac1 said…
Parent, that's only if you view being on the spectrum as some kind of slur or insult.

I am thankful for neuro-diversity, including ASD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia - and those who help these children self-actualize into brilliant, thoughtful and successful adults.
Anonymous said…
Those dancing turkeys are hilarious. Sorta racist, and sorta perverse, what with dark meat line, their black American accents and the fact that turkeys' five month long lives don't ever end up with an escape from the blade.

I remember when I was studying in South Korea and my friends made me dog meat with stuffing and gravy for Thanksgiving. It was pretty good. It's weird how hung-up people get on cultural practices like meat eating. We love dogs and eat pigs, whereas in Haiti and China people eat cats. In India no Hindu would ever eat a cow and observant Jews and Muslims can't fathom eating the pig flesh. I was recently reading Bernal Diaz's account of fighting with Cortez against the Aztecs and was surprised how the roasting and eating of human meat was so popular with the Mexicans.

Happy Thanksgiving

seattle citizen said…
Happy Thanksgiving, Melissa! Thanks is given to you, Charlie, Beth, and the other admins who started and continued this great blog. Thank you.
Anonymous said…
Thank you for all of your work here, Melissa - much appreciated! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Dedicated Lurker
Ebenezer said…
Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, Melissa! I am very thankful for this blog and all the work you do.
Watching said…

Thanks for all the time you have given to our community. You've dedicated countless hours attending meetings, researching, testifying and maintaining this blog. You are a steady voice within the community and state. I appreciate all that you do!
Carol Simmons said…
This blog has provided for so many conversations.......and recently about equity and equality and desegregation and integration and race relations and underserved students.

A friend of mine uses to lament that we never discussed race.
We do now.

Thank you Melissa and Charlie and other friends for your posts.

Happy Holidays,
Watching said…

Thanks for your dedication to our community. You've attended countless meetings, testified, researched, and maintained this blog as a mechanism to communicate and foster transparency at state and local levels.

Seattle would be a different place without you.

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