I understand every word of this, yet have no idea how any of it ties together.

I feel this worth mentioning (or repeating, since I’m old and have no idea whether I’ve already said various things): my entire teaching career totaled less than a year, yet I had no problem keeping kids like Caulfield from disrupting the class with irrelevant questions.

And I had some kids who were smarter than Caulfield.



Not really synchronicity, given the date — though I’m not sure I’d previously seen a comic focusing on segregated water fountains, and two of them appearing back-to-back in my feed was kind of weird.

Weirder was remembering last night (as presumably it did to Jimmy Johnson a few weeks ago) that separate water fountains still existed in my lifetime.