The latest issue of Gilbert reminds me of a sad reality,
The back cover has an ad promoting the 27th Annual G.K. Chesterton Conference, June 12-14.
So you can't miss it.
Alas, I will miss it. Again.
You see, every year they schedule these conferences for June.
I am a principal and a teacher.
June is final exams and graduation.
I'd have a hard time justifying to the trustees suddenly taking off for four days or so right in the midst of all that.
A death in the family. Surgery. Okay. But I only have so many relatives and body parts I could use as an excuse.
("How many grandmothers do you have?")
Uncle Gilbert .... Hmm.
Anyway, once again, I can't be there.
It would be nice if the organizers could occasionally rotate the date. I realize that consistency is nice, and that no matter when they scheduled it someone would be inconvenienced. But it would be nice if we educators could catch a break once in a while.
And I don't want to wait until I retire. Some of my fundamentalist friends tell me the Rapture will happen before then. Should they be right, I suspect most of the regular conference attendees will get called home, cancelling the conference anyway.
So have fun everyone. I'll be thinking of you as I grade exams and fill in report cards.
One question for organizers - should any of you visit this site.
I have been known to scribble clerihews. I know there is an annual contest at the conference. Do you have to be there to enter? Or can you e-mail entries in? Or send them along with someone who is attending?
The Unknown Warrior
2 weeks ago