Daily Archives: November 14, 2019

IF This Is THE 2019 ‘School Of Excellence’ In NH, I Am Mortified How Bad The Other Schools Must Be!

by Anura Guruge

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Great Schools link for ACS


This did NOT surprise us. Alton Central School (ACS) is Teischan’s school and Devanee also went there. So, we know ACS well — which is also why both Teischan & Devanee were homeschooled at various times.

We got these September 2019 test results last week. When I saw them I knew that ACS was in trouble — because I know Teischan and if she is this much ahead of the school, the other kids are sunk!

The NH EDies are a SHAM. I think they are a ‘pay for play’ Vanity Plate scheme. Yes, they will argue that their awards take into account more than academics. But, if a school is failing on academics it can’t really have a claim to excellence.

Well the charts above tell everything that needs to be told.

Schooling in NH leaves much to be desired.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Cirque FLIP Fabrique — Blizzard’: We Got Tickets To See Them At The ‘HOP’, Dartmouth.

by Anura Guruge

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We like circuses. I don’t think you can go to enough. This year, as I far as I can recall, we have only been to one — and that was the delightful ‘Circus Smirkus‘, in Wolfeboro, in August.

Then today, we got a postcard from the HOP (at Dartmouth) advertising this circus. We haven’t been to the HOP in a longtime and there used to be a time when we used to go to 4 – 6 shows a year! So, this was an opportunity to rectify things.

Checked them out on the Web. Canadian and we know that Canada is now the home of world class circuses — starting with Cirque du Soleil. Six years ago we saw another AMAZING Canadian circus — i.e., CIRQUE ALFONSE ‘Timber’ — at the HOP. That was good. So, we are hoping that this might follow in the footsteps.

Last year, at Christmas, we went to ‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’. That was OK but wasn’t worth writing home about. They are actually back in Manchester again this year but we decided to give them a miss. Then this came up.

We like Dartmouth, we like the HOP. So, this should be fun.

Of course I will keep you posted. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 14, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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sunset alton NH Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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The Latest Round, Or At Least String Of Lights, In My Ongoing Battle To Beat Away Winter Darkness.

by Anura Guruge

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Now that I am on a mission and roll, I am continually adding to my repertoire.

Got a string of eight flame effect lights that we hung on the so called ‘family tree’. Also got some battery-powered LED lights, which can glow white, red or green, for my lamps. So, I can dispense with candles. Yes, I had to order a bunch of rechargeable AAA batteries. The cold kills batteries in days.

Not done yet. The Christmas lights will go up soon.

Let there be LIGHT.

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by Anura Guruge