Last night Jimmy and I attended a screening of “Waiting for Superman” the new documentary by Davis Guggheim. You can see a trailer of the film by clicking on the link above. It was a moving film (my friend Wilmetta and I cried throughout the film) about how we are letting America’s children down, especially those in economically poor neighborhoods. I hope the film gets the conversation started -again – about how we must change our educational system, but do I think it really will? I think if we don’t take a stand to change things now we are letting down millions of children who depend on adults for bright futures full of possibilities. The key word is possibilities. I could go and on and on, and I did in a paper I wrote for the Sociology of Education last week, but if you get a chance, watch the film and do your best to make a difference – America’s future is at stake.
We are off for a bike ride along the Katy. It’s a beautiful (truly beautiful) fall day here in St. Louis. Make time for yourself today to do whatever it is you love – running – weights – yoga – bike riding – walking the dog – painting – decorating for Halloween – drawing – reading – cooking – just enjoy!