I can’t wait to hear Hans Zimmer’s score to The Dark Knight Rises because I know it will be like sex to my ears.
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly: “Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?”
He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?” The kid was ready. Ready, man! For an anger blast to his face….”How could you do that?” “What’s wrong with you?”…and for the big boot out of school. But he was NOT ready for kindness.
The armor-plated defenses melt like ice under a blowtorch and the words pour out: “My dad’s an alcoholic. He’s promised me things my whole life and never keeps those promises.” The waterfall of words that go deep into his home life, which is no piece of breeze, end with this sentence: “I shouldn’t have blown up at the teacher.” Whoa.” —
what a radical idea yo
- Rose injury did not surprise me but the severity did. Still, I think the Bulls can take out Philly without Rose but would probably exit in the second round.
- I said Pacers in 5 and I’m still going to go with that, though I am glad for the Magic.
- OKC in 7 still looks likely but I need them to be better.
- With Shumpert out, the Knicks could get swept; but I think Chandler will get better and they could take one game at the most.
Just gave myself more information to internally sob over.
I had prepared myself for this but, damn, does it still sting. For now I’ll take solace that medicine has mad strides, athletes do recover from this now; and though his game may have to change a bit (or maybe not), I believe Rose will come back and still be an excellent player.