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.”
Do you remember those cozy days when TV was new and cartoons were good and we knew so little and that was good too! That’s the kind of thing that Eric Mondschein, who lives in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, writes about in his book, Life at 12 College Road. He has given BoomerCafé this short story called “Saturday Mornings.”
The Dining Room Table is the first chapter or short story, if you will, from my book Life at 12 College Road.
As I sat at the table, I realized the other three chairs had been tilted forward so that their ladder-backs rested against it. They were obviously no longer of use. Scanning the room, it dawned on me that this was not some unknown, foreign establishment…
If memories of Christmas mornings in our childhoods are lost, Eric Mondschein, who lives in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and author of Life at 12 College Road, makes up for it. He has memories that probably parallel most boomers’ — except for a not-so-happy ending. That’s the short story he gives to BoomerCafé this season: “Christmas Morning.”
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.