Wouldn’t be Prudent…




Acting with or showing care and thought for the future.


cautious – discreet – wary – careful – circumspect

      Merriam Webster

I’ve been in a bit of a pickle for the last month and haven’t been able to write about ‘it’. It doesn’t relate to my family or marriage–although they are impacted by ‘it’. It doesn’t pertain to breast cancer–although breast cancer gives me one more reason to tip-toe around ‘it’.

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer and had an issue like this, I had the umbrella of the Peace Corps organization to step in when things got weird. When I taught in Chicago and had an issue like this, the union would get involved.

I so want to go off on a rant, but…

I won’t quarrel with my bread and butter.

                Jonathan Swift, Polite Conversation (c. 1738), Dialogue I.

This need to be careful has led to a writer’s block of sorts that is very frustrating. I’ve started a number of posts in the past month that threw caution to the wind, but I couldn’t finish them. As a result, I’ve been unable to post anything to my blog.

One has no protecting power save prudence.

Juvenal, Satires, X. 365. Also Satires, XIV. 315.

All I can think of when I go to write about this situation is Dana Carvey as George H.W. Bush on an old Saturday Night Live episode telling me it “wouldn’t be prudent.”

So, while I’m working through my writer’s block, here is a fun video to watch of Dana Carvey/George H.W. Bush’s being ‘prudent’  around 3:30.

The Best of the SNL Presidential Debates!

6 thoughts on “Wouldn’t be Prudent…

  1. I have missed your blogs!! I am going to take a wild guess and assume that this is something about school and administration…..of course it is! School ended for me the first week of June and I already have texts and gossip about what the new (and bitter because she got moved to my school from an exclusive artsy middle school) principal is doing……


  2. I have never been one of those who walk out when contract time is over…..but sooner or later, things change! But if my students need me, I will be there no matter who the principal is or isn’t…..just glad it is summer!!


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