Friday, April 07, 2006


I have often thought, with the current state of Memphis public schools and the ineptitude of the school board that oversees it, that perhaps we should be homeschooling our kids. Tonight's dinner conversation was further proof that my being in charge of their education is a sound idea. I'm currently reading 'The Complete Sherlock Holmes' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and 'Model World and Other Stories' by Michael Chabon, and S has become adept at identifying these two authors so tonight's lesson deftly wove together literature and science. Let's listen in...

Me: Who wrote this book?
S: Michael Chabon.
Me: Who wrote 'Sherlock Holmes'?
S: Arthur Conan Doyle.
JP: Soil.
Me: What is soil?
JP: It's what plants grow in.
Me: And what is Soylent Green?
JP: Um, I don't know.
Me: Soylent Green is people.

Class dismissed.