“Good night buddy”

“Mama, can’t you just stay with me tonight? Sleep in my room!”

“I can’t sweetie, I need to do some homework.”

“You should do your homework in the afternoon, like I do.”

“Well, in the afternoon I’m at work and then when I come home, I want to hang out with you.”

“How many pages do you have?”


“Like workbook pages?”

“I don’t really have workbook pages. I more write things, like really long papers.”

“Like how long?”

“Maybe 150 pages?”

“That is a lot of pages.”


“And then your teacher grades them?”

“Sort of.”

“Do you get stickers or stars on them?”

“Sadly, no.”

“Mama, I don’t mean to be mean, but I don’t think I like your kind of school.”

One thought on “Differences

  1. M.A. says:

    Not ready for grad school? I find his critique of the dominant paradigm and its reification of hierarchy both cleverly disarming and trenchant.

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