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Fort Awesomeshark, our alma mater

Says Matthew, who is 12: “Dad, I have some bad news. The state education department requires us to give a name to our homeschool as part of the registration. I suggested ‘Fort Awesomeshark Military Academy,’ but Mom decided on St. Benedict School.”

Dang! Hugely disappointing news. I have lodged a protest with the proper domestic tyranny authority on behalf of my client. We strongly believe that Fort Awesomeshark Military Academy is a much better name for our homeschool, and we are going to have T-shirts made to prove it.

Moms are so lame sometimes. In our rebel hearts, we will always be Fort Awesomesharkians.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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