It has been over one year since my last blog entry. It was knuckle head of the day Richard Langlois who acted as the catalyst that inspired me to write again. Langlois is the Superintendant of Schools in Saugus, Massachusetts, who unilaterally decided to cancel a 50 year town tradition the day before it occurred. Luckily he reconsidered his ridiculous decision and allowed Santa to hitch a ride on a fire truck to school. Since the 1960's Santa has been coming to the elementary schools around Christmas time to hand out coloring books to the kids. Langlois objects to this tradition because he claims Santa violates the separation of church and state. He did not consult the school committee to discuss this and figured it would be best to call the fire department the day before the event and cancel it. Even though this year the tradition stayed alive, Langlois believes it isn't right and intends to revisit this topic in future committee meetings so that next year he can ensure the event will be canceled. If you happen to disagree you can always leave Richard Langlois a message at (781) 231-5000 ext 117 to let him know how you feel.
I guess this is what Michelle Obama was talking about when she said,
"We're gunna have to change our traditions, our history, we're gunna have to move into a different place as a nation to provide the kind of future that we all want desperately for our children"