Kids these days. Turns out that Southern Illinois University has a new idea on how to reach diversity. They are providing the space – wait for it – for NAP TIME for their young’uns to dream about what they want to see in the future. Then they get to put those unicorn rainbow dreams up on a “Dream Wall.”
I swear to God, I am not making this up. From the Daily Caller:
Marissa Amposta, a “student coordinator” at the university is holding four two-hour naps in the library this month to “internally generate student dreams of diversity,” the Daily Egyptian reports.
The naps will be part of the Dreaming Diversity Art Installation, which is part of Women’s History Month and apparently real.
After the students sleep, they can write their dreams down and pin them to a fabric scroll, which will later be discussed at a panel of women for Women’s History Month. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Is it possible to homeschool for college? I am just wondering because what the hell ever is going on in our universities and colleges these days scares the bejeezus out of me. THESE are the people who are soon going to be in the work force, in management, and in politics. These kids. Seriously. Doesn’t that just the fear of God into you? Sure does me…
Cpl. Johnny Joey Jones (ret.) has a few suggestions for these special little dreamers:
Uh, yeah. They could stand to listen to him, but I am sure won’t because : a., he was in the military; b. he is patriotic; and c. he is telling them something they don’t want to hear (i.e., a “microaggression”).
I do want to say about Cpl Johnny Joey Jones that he is a true hero, and his attitude is a “teachable moment” for young and old alike. What a remarkable young man he is. We are lucky as a nation to have someone like him on our side.
And speaking of young’uns , since this is the Weekend Open Thread in which we try to take a bit of a break from the Political Realm, I have some chilluns to share with you of the Equine variety (shocking, I know). That would be some of the newest Budweiser Clydesdales born at the Warm Springs Ranch in Boonesville, Missouri.
That is DEFINITELY a “bucket list” place for me to go. Can you just imagine being able to go into their 25,000 sf breeding barn and see the mothers and foals in there? Or the young Clydesdales romping around in the pasture? Oh, what a sight that wound be. Yep – gotta go to Missouri.
Anyway, thanks to I Heart Horses for putting up some of these “little” cuties for us to see:
Last, but certainly not least, came this little guy:
Again, a tip of the hat to I Heart Horses for their post focused on the young Clydesdales and their moms.
Oh, how I would love to have one of those horses, but I would have to win the lottery first to pay for their daily upkeep (they eat a lot – they are big horses, after all). The Ranch does sell the Clydesdales that don’t have the proper markings or size to be on the Budweiser team. They aren’t as much as you might think considering their pedigrees. Yeah – gotta win that lottery…
Okay, that’s it for me. Moving day is less than two weeks away (!!!) and I have my nephew coming in town this weekend to help get some projects done before we move. Yep, I’m moving on:
Okay, maybe not so intense as the song above, but it’s a good song. And not for nothing, it is hard to leave our beautiful log home even though we love our new place. We have been here for almost 11 years and built the house we thought was going to be our forever dream home.
But sometime Life has other ideas about where our lives will take us. And so, we are building our NEW dream home, one that will make both of our lives easier in terms of proximity to, well, EVERYTHING. That will be a blessing indeed…
Hey, don’t forget this Saturday night to turn your clocks forward:
So, yeah – I’ll be around some this weekend, but I’m leaving this up to you now. It is the Weekend Open Thread!