So, I’m back. It’s been several months since my last post, but things have been particularly hectic, and I haven’t really had any original thoughts beyond the usual ranting about what is going on in the world, which, although they are different events, all lead to the same conclusion: a lot of stuff really sucks […]Read more "New Year’s Resolution"
Many of us who actually accept science as factual and not some fairy tale made up by the Chinese, have been worried about the climate changing and the fact that the United States government, at least, is actually working against improving it. We fear a long, slow death of the planet, leaving nothing for future […]Read more "What do we do now?"
Every once in a while, my daughter will talk to me about something she doesn’t agree with that her peers do or something she sees that she doesn’t like, and she worries about friends and connections to people, like any normal teenager. She tries dying her hair once in a while. She wears different styles […]Read more "You be you."
There are times I wonder what is truly important in this world. I think about this not just to try and fight my depression, which is a constant battle that I seem to be losing lately, but also to raise my daughter properly. She is a teenager now and starting to really think about the world […]Read more "Show me the hope"
I really have to try and write this blog more than once a month. I was talking to some colleagues today who were discussing how to administer a vocabulary quiz to their students and keep said students from cheating. It led me to thinking about the whole concept of cheating in school and what it […]Read more "Why cheat?"
I have so much anger right now, I don’t know what to do anymore. I just watched the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education who “has been a shining light to members of the movement to privatize public education by working to create programs and pass laws that require the use of public […]Read more "Good-bye public education."
“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions indeed generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild […]Read more "A little resistance…"