More on that in a second...
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While Amy and the kids went swimming, I was back at work for the afternoon attending the summer division head retreat -- four hours where the heads of each division within the school come together and talk with our administrators about various school improvement ideas. It's the one work obligation I had on my calendar all summer.
It was interesting to stop by the school where a major renovation is taking place over the summer break. Here's a look at what my building's cafeteria used to look like and what it looks like as of yesterday afternoon.
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You've heard me talk about the New Monkees before. Not the original Monkees (Davy, Mike, Mickey, and Peter) but the New Monkees from late 80s/early 90s (Larry, Jared, Dino, and Marty).
You can read the details of my New Monkees fandom here:
There in my Facebook feed was a download link for a collection of New Monkees Fan Club newsletters! Spanning years 1988-1992, these newsletters are exactly what you'd expect from that time period -- text printed with a typewriter or Print Shop (you remember Print Shop, right?), news articles literally cut and pasted onto the pages, photocopied to the point where images are often just blurs of black and white print.
Archaic by today's standards.
Beautifully nostalgic by mine.
Apparently I've got some reading to do.