It's just me yo.
No, really. THIS is how I do it.I think about a lot of random stuff and I like to write it down. I believe in a lot of things and I think an equal amount of stuff is total crap. I am a cynical optimist. I am real. I like synchronicity and idiosyncrasy. My brain works quickly, which does not guarantee accuracy but is not A.D.D. Usually my mouth works even more quickly. I thought being really tall and living in Asia was pretty cool; but I am super glad to be back in California now. I want to be happy, bendy and satisfied... Because really, who wouldn't?
Tag Archives: Education
The Lonely Island is a comedy troupe made up of three guys from Berkeley. I find them pretty damn funny. As a strange coincidence, their name always makes me think of my step-brother and his buddies who were putting out … Continue reading
“…blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.” ~ Douglas Coupland Again, it is all over the news. The Education Crisis in America. The situation is categorized as critical across the board, but each player in … Continue reading
This week was the “week of action” organized by the California Teachers’ Association, which included a series of demonstrations, protests and rallies. While in some ways I find this kind of grass-roots action inspiring and invigorating, I found myself … Continue reading
This week we are spending doing STAR testing at school. These are the annual tests that “measure” student progress and contribute to school funding. It is a big deal with a tremendous amount of protocol attached and fairly large consequences … Continue reading
You are destroying America. Yeah. Look at you, with your chalk-stained irregular blouses from Loehmans, and your Hyundai with its powered steering and its wind shield. I guess bugs hitting you in the face doesn’t cut it for old Mr. … Continue reading
Last week I wrapped up a fairly lengthy unit in my frosh English class that was built around the rise of plagiarism, not only in academia but also within our social schema: the notion that ownership of ideas-impressions-creations may be … Continue reading
Since 1932, and on and off prior to that, Oxford has been requiring as essay as part of a multi-day assessment [it consists of 12 hours of essays over two days. Half are on the applicants’ academic specialties, the other half on general … Continue reading
There is something really bad going on in American education. And I do not mean á La Mala Educación… which would at least be interesting. It something pretty serious though. One of my illustrious [former] administrators once announced at a … Continue reading