Laura at 11d asks about rejections after her oldest is rejected from a school play. We had a similar rejection a couple of weeks ago. Our son was in an essay contest and made it to the semi-finals. He was rejected from the finals because there was a reference to beer in the story. The story was about a sand castle that became a cliff at the edge of the ocean and the beer reference was in a sentence that went something like, “we all celebrated with beer or soda, depending on our age.” It wasn’t like it was advocating drinking or glorifying it or anything. The award for the winner was a $100 gift card to Borders, so we took Geeky Boy to buy what he wanted at Borders.