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The Children Are The Future

#I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier # Yes, the lyrics of that Whitney Houston song are completely smaltzy. But you have to admit that there's a certain something to them, particularly the second and third line of the chorus. Now I truly believe those words. I'm not going to be around in about 70 years but my cousin's kids will be. And all those kids I chained to their desks when I was a full time teacher will be too. If obesity and all its related illnesses doesn't get them first, but that's a whole other blog. So these kids, they're a kind of legacy. Right?! And childless though I am, I still have this weird maternal instinct to do right by them. Crazy – I know. With this in mind, my dream job has always been to combine my passion for writing with my desire to pass on knowledge.  Even bette