Increasingly, Oprah Winfrey has performed a reality TV version of the Catholic priest, and she one again dons the, uh, stuff that priests wear (I’m not terribly up on the whole Catholic Church accoutrement thing) to take a public confession. Lance Armstrong will make a limited confession to doping during his televised interview with Oprah… Read More Oprah: The New Catholicism, Cycling Edition
Last Summer I toured with a gentleman who rode the bicycle you see here…and now it has toured its way into my house. Clicking through another therapeutic red flag on the bike touring craziness continuum, I’ve bought a foldie. This makes four bicycles for me, now, as I try to keep up with my… Read More Happy New Bike Year: Go Small or Stay Home in 2012
Just in time for Opening Day, folks! I think I’ll just go back to writing about politics, wars, etc. School is too awful for words right now. P.S.: The photo is from the New York Times, which is costing everybody money now, except me (for some reason) who got some snazzy “special offer” from Lincoln.… Read More These Are Your 2011 Libyan Rebels!!!
Now that Rio Grande High School Scheduling Crisis 2010: Final Countdown! appears to be just about over, we can finally think/write about something other than how lousy public schools are and that charter schools are so much better. Nice, by the way, for the Journal to reach that charter school as “white knight” denouement just… Read More Snark Break: Time To Mention Two Nice Things
A few days ago the Albuquerque Journal published a Letter to the Editor (LTE) from Janet Bridgers, “founder of Media Arts Collaborative Charter School”. I point this out because charter schools tend to have really long stupid names. I kid. That’s not why I’m pointing out the LTE. The letter is in response to the… Read More Fun With NM AYP Numbers 2010: Charter School Follies
So New Mexico isn’t in the running for federal “Race to the Top” funding, and is, in fact, one of 17 states that bothered to complete an application for Round 2 and failed to make the finals. So what? We didn’t want to be in your crappy “race” anyway Mr. Federal Education Person. And… Read More NM Race to the Top: They Shoot Grantwriters, Don’t They?
Update: As some of you might have noticed, Secretary Arne made the Internets blow up and the National Press Club website crashed. And now for the bad news: New Mexico ain’t on the list of finalists. Even freakin’ Arizona made the list…but no New Mexico. Let the NM finger-pointing begin! Note: Looks like this is… Read More (Updated) Today In Sports: New Mexico Loses Race to the Top