If it's a publicly-funded school, all religious references would be removed. If it's a private school, then I'd let them stay and deal with the negative feedback. Why? Because it is the public funding of religion, in this case christianity, that is forbidden by a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. I don't think it harmful to have hymns or "christmas" or christian or jewish, or islamic, or buddhist, sufi or Ba'hai or any other religion discussed in an academic comparative religions course. The "founding fathers" didn't provide for promotion of christianity in the schools precisely because they knew the history of the horrendous conflicts the mixing of religion and government could cause.
That's difficult to answer. If the wife and I hold to the decision to NOT do presents this year then I am all done. If, as I suspect it will, that decision falls by the wayside in the days leading up to the traditional holiday, then I'm pooched (as in "screwed the pooch").
Monopoly. I don't know. I haven't played a board game since my kids were young teens. My youngest is now 35 - it's been a while.
Salvador Dali should paint your portrait. You love to think about the world in a different way then everyone else. You are very ambitious, and you like strange things. You are curious about everything and love to learn.
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Not very accurate as I am not ambitious. I am curious and I am strange, but I am not of the opinion that my thoughts are different from everyone else's.
Actually, there are lots of dead folks I'd love to be photographed with. Then I could collect on the Amazing Randi's 1 Million dollar Challenge! Ok, ok. If I had to chose just one, it would be my brother, Rick. There aren't any photos extant of him as an adult with his brothers.