A long long long time ago a superintendent of a school district came to guest-speak for an Education Class I had to take.
Here is one of the things he said.
"If I don't think your penmanship on the chalk board is up to snuff, then I'm going to have you come to the district office and practice until it measures up. We have high standards."
He talked about penmanship for a long time.
And then another time I was in a big meeting to try to help a kid and the school's psychologist drew a picture of a brain on the conference room board and circled a spot.
He wrote the word "amygdala" above the brain, and then launched into a description of what the amygdala does and why it is important and how it evolved.
His penmanship was beautiful.
These are examples of lame and lurpy thinking and behavior.
Lame and lurpy.
May we protect our kids from all that is lame and lurpy.
And may we avoid the lame and lurpy ourselves when we can.