Life at 12 College Road is a collection of thirty-three “real life” short stories that, when taken as a whole, paint a mosaic of a time and place both familiar and distant.
There are long-standing social issues getting more exposure today than they did when we baby boomers were kids, and there are movements that are picking up steam that we never imagined would grow as they have. One obvious example today is sexual harassment.
Bullying. We read a lot these days about that. But how often do you read about “bullying” and “boomers” in the same piece? Well, it might surprise you that sometimes, sadly, they do go together.
Two baby boomers, mindful of what they learned long ago when they were in school, have teamed up to examine a dual trend that has only gotten worse: bullying and sexual harassment. “We might be past the point of being the victims, but we have kids, we have grandkids, and there’s something everyone needs to know.”
Confronting sexual harassment and bullying is an uncomfortable necessity. Schools are primarily places for learning. We must always remember that the goal is to create an educational environment that allows each student to feel safe and secure. Provided is the 2014 update of “Sexual Harassment and Bullying: Similar, but Not the Same,” an article presented at the Education Law Association’s 60th Annual Conference.
Some say its about time, others say no not again! It would indeed be a nice change, and perhaps actually constructive, if the discussion about gun control, the possession and use of firearms in this country were held rationally and reasonably.
Shooting firearms for many people is fun and exciting. They are used as tools for hunting, recreation, self defense and unfortunately in many cases, have been used in acts of violence. Firearms have also been involved in needless accidents…