Schools and Prisons – The Inextricable Link

I have far too much to do on any given day and my blog suffers continually, but I miss my therapeutic writing.


I am this very morning struck yet again by the similarity in visage between Mark Twain and Albert Einstein…their golden years anyway.  Take a peek:

One of our young attorneys has a very international base in her thinking and posted one of my favorite Mark Twain comments.  As our country turned from the 1800s to the 1900s, he was very involved in exposing the idiocy of things.  At the time, there was a school board problem in his town reportedly, and so he let them know:

MarkTwain“Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog.” ~American author Mark Twain in a speech 23 November 1900.

Fairly poignant words.  It looks something akin to this: dogtail


Kenya has some of its own idiocy, preparing this very day to build more jails.  They may not realize they are budgeting for prisons, but they are.  So welcome to the grand illusion; come on in and see what’s happnin’.

Perhaps it is time to write formally on the matter for the scholarly journal here.

And a public service announcement for the public:  I have a number of pending articles in various stages of completion, including our One Year Anniversary piece.


I hope to jump out of the spin cycle shortly and have some down time to reflect.  In the mean time, remember your dreams.  They often have a purpose beyond taking up brain cells.

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