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Fresh Air in Jackson, GA. Doesn't help you if you're looking for places that aren't in the South, but it's pretty much the best stew, slaw, pork, and sauce ever, complete with white bread and plastic tableware. Heaven served on a paper plate; I think it may be time for a pilgrimage. www.freshairbarbecue.com.
The article below from Inside Higher Ed gives some interesting data regarding the average scores just published. As you and the previous commenter mentioned, the test today is very different from the test of 1972, and at that time mostly college-bound students took the exam. Comparing the scores as equals like the Washington Post writer did tells us nothing.
I work in college admissions, and I see students who made A's and B's in their English courses score in the 300-400s on the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT; sometimes lower. I have no doubt that grade inflation and a decrease in the rigor of HS curriculums is partly to blame. It's a touchy subject, but the SAT does tend to be a good indicator of future success in college, especially in light of these other factors. As for texting, it is ruining an entire generation's ability to communicate effectively via the written word. If students will read Harry Potter instead of texting all day long let 'em have it. I enjoyed ole Harry myself. :)
As someone who works in college admissions, I wish more students (and their caped crusader mommas) heard messages like this. Reality hits these kids like a ton of bricks.
Thank you, Dave. I visited Arlington for the first time last month; this Memorial Day has been the hardest. Nothing else puts it into that kind of perspective.
It was The Globe - some of the other establishments were a bit too...festive.
Diane Ellis, Ed.
The photo used in the post is of a modestly clothed woman wearing a firearm, which illustrates the topic of the post. It is not lewd, misogynistic...
True, true, but it is tacky. And as my southern mother would insist, tackiness is one of the most egregious assaults upon the senses. · Nov 2 at 4:02pm
Elizabeth, why do you think it's tacky? It's from an online catalog advertising self-defense products. Here's the men's version. Is it just the fact that it's lacking context? · Nov 2 at 5:25pm
Edited on Nov 02 at 05:35 pm
The holster is built into the shirt she's wearing. It's meant to be worn under other clothing, hence the reason it's so tight.
When I got married I was very much afraid of guns, having lost a family member to suicide. That said, I had never really been around them, aside from knowing my dad had a pistol from his Air Force days and his grandaddy's shotgun. My husband is definitely a gun guy, so he's worked hard to increase my level of comfort by exposing me to various weapons, taking me shooting, and being extremely careful with how he handles guns and how he's taught me to handle them. I have a concealed carry permit, and when I travel for work I carry a gun in my car. I'm not comfortable carrying one in my purse every day, and women's clothing is not typically conducive to wearing a holster. However, if my husband is out of town there is a pistol in my nightstand with a round in the chamber.
And now, gentlemen, you will all have to behave, because the Queen has landed. Had a great time meeting y'all, and the fact that I stayed up way past my bedtime should not be overlooked.
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