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A fair amount of randomness.

First, parent-teacher conferences. I have two children in high school. Their school schedules two afternoons, 3:30 – 7:00 for parent-teacher conferences. The school uses a block system,which means each child has as many as eight teachers, for a total of 16 teachers.

In order to have a conference with a teacher, you go to that teacher’s room and stand in line with all the other parents who are waiting to see that teacher. In 160 minutes, I managed to talk to 4 teachers for 5 minutes each. That’s massively inefficient, and really irritating. Anybody got ideas on what would work better?

Next, FlyerTalk. This extremely active and popular frequent flyer community has a forum for Disability Travel, but it seems to be languishing somewhat. Any suggestions on how to perk up the traffic?

On to Florence – we’re thinking about a trip there early next spring, and from what I can gather, it’s pretty much massively inaccessible. Any information to the contrary gratefully accepted.

Really random – Eldest Son has been reading Swann’s Way, and is interested in finding a parallel edition (French with English translation). This led me to a couple of interesting sites:
Le Temps de Proust – a blog about reading Proust
Reading Proust

Last, a couple of miscellaneous links I’ve recently come across:
Accessible Japan Travel Guide
An African Adventure

Katja

2 Comments

  1. michael

    you’re going to goddamn florence?

    Reply
  2. Katja (Post author)

    Probably not, because your father has this theory that we can plan around a remission. My theory is to just go, whatever.

    Reply

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