Many of you saw the J. Mango post at DCF about turning Silver Ave. into a “bike boulevard”. Very interesting stuff, and it’s led to some print/vid media coverage of the issue. I like this story all around, including the fact that blogs can serve as news generators, especially if that news doesn’t conform to… Read More Cyclists Vs. the Motorized World: First We Take Manhattan
Does anyone have a fancy psychological term for that condition of tribalism in which I’m supposed to care about Bill Richardson because he happens to be the governor of the state I live in? Whatever that term is, it’s the same thing that forced me to sit through, absolutely required, pep rallies for the Weatherford… Read More Two Bits! Four Bits! Bill Richardson, Who Cares!
Catching up on a few things after three days spent largely sleeping late and having de-processing dreams/nightmares about education. You know the one where you show up unprepared for class, the one where it’s a new class in a subject you know nothing about, the one where you show up for class in your underwear,… Read More In Which Scot Knocks The Last Vestiges of APS From His Vacationing Brain
Some of us like counting things down, and others say that is the wrong thing to do. I’m a countdowner. I can’t help myself. I countdown the number of everything. For example, I constantly countdown the minutes left in the running time of a movie by watching the time roll up on the DVD player,… Read More Reaching Day 180: This Year’s Model
I’m still putting my fingers in my ears and going “la, la, la, la, la, la” regarding the ’08 election, so I officially do not care that: A. Bill Richardson “officially” is running for another news cycle, urrrr…Presdient; B. Martin Heinrich is officially running for NM CD #1. I do note, however, that in watching… Read More Babble Digs Into the Superficial Issues of Non-Campaign ’08
To use the overused, yet still great, words of Yeats, we in the educational business are definitely “slouching toward Bethlehem” at this point. And yes, those words from Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” were used, again, in last night’s Sopranos episode. I won’t get all Literature teacher with analogies between the poem and how it… Read More APS Teaches Us The Meaning of W.B. Yeats
Just when I need a good hearty chuckle about K-12 education to replace the bitter herb taste in my mouth caused by APS being, uh, APS, here comes news that some St. Pius students have been accused of cheating on a theology final exam. And now they can’t graduate with their class. And the parents… Read More And I Looked Into The Soul Of The Classmate Sitting Next To Me…