By Karen Heller
The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT)
A culture can be defined, in part, by what it consumes. America lists decidedly toward quantity over quality and, increasingly, navigates in the dark waters of the absurd. In this regard, supermarkets are appropriately named. They're bigger than they need be, and devoted largely to marketing rather than food.
Every visit invites new levels of astonishment, revealing an endless mutation of packaging masquerading as sustenance. Why go to the movies to be entertained?
For there, in the snack-food aisle, I stood in a mild state of shock, mouth agape, perplexed, slightly amused as if, unwittingly, I had signed up for a minor walk-on part in some surreal piece of theater, Pirandello perhaps, as I gazed upon the Herr's Philly Cheese Steak Kettle Cooked Potato Chips.
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From the New Haven Schools
Helping struggling students through "Interventions" will be the primary topic Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the New Haven Community Forum.
The Forum, designed by the New Haven Unified School District to give parents and the community access to information and an opportunity to contribute ideas, will meet at Conley-Carabllo High School, 541 Blanche St., Hayward. The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m.
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Egg Roll with Rice,
Milk, Baby Carrots, Fresh Fruit, Cookies, Fun Chips
Come to Colt Court on Wednesday to play a game for a treat! Winners receive a Coldstone giftcard!
JUNIORS AND SENIORS! Remember, attendance, missed in-house detention and suspensions will place you on exclusion from activities, so be on your best behavior if you want to participate in activities like prom and picnic!
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A team of evaluators from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges arrived on campus today to begin the three-day process of determining if Logan High School deserves to be accredited and, if so, for how long.
"The 8-member WASC visiting team is "in the building," Logan Principal wrote in an email to school staff this morning.
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Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work frequently drew inspiration from rural life in New England, using the setting to explore complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was highly honored during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes.
Although he is commonly associated with New England, Frost was born in San Francisco to Isabelle Moodie, of Scottish ancestry, and William Prescott Frost, Jr., a descendant of a Devonshire Frost who had sailed to New Hampshire in 1634. His father was a former teacher turned newspaperman, a hard drinker, a gambler, a harsh disciplinarian; he had a passion for politics, and dabbled in them, for as long as his health allowed.
Read more about Frost, plus read dozens of his poems, free from americanpoems.com.
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