Sunday, October 04, 2015
Did your high school have a smoke pit?
It might be a north American institution... doomed now that nearly all public places ban smoking. When I was in high school the smoke pit was a sheltered picnic table on the school grounds where the rough kids hung out during breaks. They were the bad kids. My school was unusual, though, and had a rather high standard, with smart and talented kids applying all over the district to get in. So we were unusual in that the smoke pit kids were also mostly the straight A and honours students. It's where I learned to value the combination of smart and bad.
I didn't smoke, but the smoke pit was always the most interesting place to hang out.
I kind of think of What's Up with the Synod as the smoke pit of the Synod coverage.
Come on, hang with us... be a little bad