If the lottery is a tax on people who can’t do statistics, Marty Chávez would make a great lottery director.Jack King at the Journal has a great little story of Feudal Prince Marty’s gloating over test results for AIMS (Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science) 11th graders versus those for APS high school juniors. In… Read More Feudal Prince Marty And His Amazing Statistical Technicolor Dreamcoat
Prologue: Outside of “Election Day 2008” this has been just about the crappiest year I can remember. Just imagine if we were 23 days or so from having Sarah Palin as Vice President… Crappy years only help to prod my prodigious ability to make resolutions I do not keep. Here’s an example from two years… Read More A Mailing From Resolution Row
I’ve always been a big fan of that joke/observation that someone, somewhere right now is being treated by the worst doctor in the world. Unless, of course, the worst doctor is on vacation. I didn’t say it was a funny joke. Well, your humble blogger just finished his worst of the nine semesters spent at… Read More Well, Winter Break Does Have the Word "Break" In It
I was bopping around “Democracy for New Mexico” tonight and came across this oft-uploaded pic of NM Secretary of State Mary Herrera (above). And I finally made the connection. Isn’t the infamous Herrera photo actually a Cindy Sherman artphoto? You know, Cindy Sherman… the post-modern conceptual artist who takes pictures of herself as various characters… Read More Today in Unintentional, No Make That Very Intentional Art
I’m stealing John Fleck’s great blogpost title idea as a way to explain away the extreme dearth of things emanating from ’round these parts in recent days/weeks. When you spend most of your non-recreational time pounding out amazingly banal, arcane stuff like: “Math & LA/Lit teachers will teach three main classes, and with supposedly 27… Read More Block Scheduling "Things I Wrote Elsewhere"
So I’m half-interestedly going through the online newspaper this morning, looking at this and that when I come across: Leonard DeLayo and Aggie Lopez, who sat on the board together in the 1990s, are running for the North Valley seat that will be vacated by Berna Facio.–ABQ Journal, 12.17.08 And when I saw the name… Read More Leonard DeLayo and Other Foggy Memories
Scenario: Your typical Albuquerque “snow storm”. A couple of inches, leaving things frozen and icy in the early morning. But you know, everybody knows, that by ten or so the roads will be almost dry to bone-dry. You’re an APS teacher. What do you hope/pray/wish for? Is it the two-hour delay or the full-blown cancellation?… Read More Snow Day: The Eternal Question