Saturday, October 02, 2004

More Signs of Aging
Sign # 380: Awareness of culture's tectonic shifts. Your perspective allows you to notice gradual changes in things that you didn't use to think really moved.

When I started teaching, my kids were all mostly named things like Michael, John, Jeff, Andy, Christy, Laura and Melissa.

This year I have just over 80 students, and 70 of them are named Josh. Or that's what it seems like. The other dozen or so are Molly (or Mollie). Apparently, Josh is a long-term development. It remains at the top of the popular 2003 baby names. I have no kids names Lachlan, and never have, but it looks like I have that to look forward to in about 18 years.

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