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Judas Priest (music group)

Back-to-school rules can be a real education

Back-to-school time. When I was a kid, mom would take me to the general store, down the dirt road, to buy school supplies. All I needed was a slate, some chalk and an old flour sack to carry my lunch in. One year I got a Robin Hood-themed flour sack, with a matching Civil War-era canteen for my milk. Every morning mom would milk the goat straight into my canteen. (She was a great shot.) There's nothing like fresh milk, right out of the goat. I got explosive diarrhea only twice … that I can remember. Mom says I was delirious the other times. Ah, memories of taking my own kids back-to-school shopping; each one had a list of required supplies for the upcoming year, which they...