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Next week is Diamondhead, Are You Going? I am sorry that I will have to miss it. I hope that someone will Post Pictures or Viedo of what is happing, If You are going let Us know and post Videos.
 

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I suspect turnout will be very sparse with the current state of things. For those going, be safe in your travels. Mike
 

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I suspect turnout will be very sparse with the current state of things. For those going, be safe in your travels. Mike
I will miss this year also. First time in 10 years sure will miss it. Later
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Hi Bob,
This year will be a pass for me. I have been to ALL previous DH steamups. I planned on coming until a couple of weeks ago. The vaccine is coming and it would not be smart to take a chance on Covid now. Also, I have been a "virtual school coach" for my 3rd grade grandson. Certainly don't want to take a chance and give Covid to the who family.

(Unrelated to live steam - rant follows)
BTW, I am learning a lot about a "poor education system." Way too much reliance on miscellaneous websites for teaching. Most websites supposedly meant to teach are nothing but crap. Lots of singing and dancing, but short on learning. And, it is not just the on-line students who are subjected to this crap. In school kids do the same thing. And this is not an indictment of the local school district, which by most measures is one of the top school districts in our state, most of this if from state requirements. The new math is just abysmal! I can tell you 4 ways to do multiplication (slowly) except the one of memorizing the times table. And then the kids are using their fingers, making drawings, etc instead of just drilling the times tables. Reading cannot be for enjoyment, you must guess what is going to happen, guess what the author is going to do with the story characters. I could go on. I guess several hundred years of education is easily thrown out by all the PhD's "enlightened" ideas.
(Rant over)

Hopefully, DH will be fun for those that are going. I have been in mourning since I made my decision not to go.
Dan
 

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Hi Bob,
This year will be a pass for me. I have been to ALL previous DH steamups. I planned on coming until a couple of weeks ago. The vaccine is coming and it would not be smart to take a chance on Covid now. Also, I have been a "virtual school coach" for my 3rd grade grandson. Certainly don't want to take a chance and give Covid to the who family.

(Unrelated to live steam - rant follows)
BTW, I am learning a lot about a "poor education system." Way too much reliance on miscellaneous websites for teaching. Most websites supposedly meant to teach are nothing but crap. Lots of singing and dancing, but short on learning. And, it is not just the on-line students who are subjected to this crap. In school kids do the same thing. And this is not an indictment of the local school district, which by most measures is one of the top school districts in our state, most of this if from state requirements. The new math is just abysmal! I can tell you 4 ways to do multiplication (slowly) except the one of memorizing the times table. And then the kids are using their fingers, making drawings, etc instead of just drilling the times tables. Reading cannot be for enjoyment, you must guess what is going to happen, guess what the author is going to do with the story characters. I could go on. I guess several hundred years of education is easily thrown out by all the PhD's "enlightened" ideas.
(Rant over)

Hopefully, DH will be fun for those that are going. I have been in mourning since I made my decision not to go.
Dan
 

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Dan and Judy and all our other DH friends., greetings from Carol and Torry. We had hoped to attend this year but not with Covid. Like you, Dan, the prospect of the vaccine in a short time is just too much to risk.

As to school, the new math, and "research based" reading programs, Carol and I are very glad we are retired.
When I was teaching, math and science specialist for the local district, we were required to allow all students in the elementary grades to use calculators on all assignments and tests. The reason was, "In the real world they will be able to use them so why not now." Without the knowledge of times tables and being able to do mental approximations they could not recognize keyboard errors in using a calculator. Lower income school, and they could not do math, but could sneak off and do drugs or drink everclear at lunchtime; personally took loaded handguns away from 5th graders twice in a ten year period.
 
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