Joyful Musings: Banning Books in N.H. Huh!

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It’s significantly warmer today, Joyful Musers, and it’s a good day to thaw and ask some questions, to muse on the answers, to wonder why.

Why do many New Hampshire schools have the same February break as Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont? Generally, the NH February break is later than our neighbors and allows for fewer people on the ski slopes or airport. Why now? Why this year?

This week, the House Education Committee heard the Edelblut/Cordelli Book Ban. One part of this ban  (HB 514) bans public schools from displaying or disseminating”obscene material.”  

Huh.  And there is no definition of what “obscene material” is on this ban. 

We’ve all been hearing about that Chinese balloon, many gunning their massive trucks, their Dodge Rams, Ford Mavericks in protest. Why didn’t this happen in the last administration when there were at least three flying above?  Could that guy in office not see them because of his head of fake hair?

Why MUST we have those little plastic things on top of bottles: ketchup, mustard, toothpaste?  Are all of these items eagerly trying to escape? Sometimes it takes me twenty minutes just to open a container of mayonnaise when all I want is to dip some into my tuna fish.

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Oh, musers, so many questions, so little time. And if you do have answers, please share. This Joyful Muser would really like to know.

Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white. Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards.

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