I am getting a total knee replacement today.


But don’t think for a minute you won’t hear from me!


I have written several posts in advance to cover for my absence today and tomorrow.


I will have my iPad in the hospital and in the rehab that follows.


Several people asked if they could send flowers.


In a word, no. If you want to make me happy, send a gift to the Network for Public Education or to your local organization of parents and educators working together to save public schools.


Or, perform an unsolicited act of kindness, to a child, to someone in need. And when you do, send me your love and thoughts.


And, if you are so inclined, I am always grateful for prayers.