Author Archives: dana415

About dana415

Sound, words, and teaching are my passions and I am so lucky and grateful to also call them my life work. Check out Films On 45, UAudioU, Mavens of Media, and DanaJae33 -- all places I like to leave my mark.

“A Screaming Comes Across The Sky”

This wonderful collection of words in the post title was not penned by me nor comes from my brain other than the receptacle of memory as that of the words of author Thomas Pynchon‘s in his novel titled “Gravity’s Rainbow“.  How … Continue reading

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America: Enough of the TOXIC STRESS on the Middle Already!

Have you been holding your head in your hands for so long now that you realize your arms don’t belong in that place connected to the head? I teach for a living and man, and I have got to tell … Continue reading

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Open Casket Wedding

It’s my new band name.  Open Casket Wedding – has a ring to it, no?  (Pardon the pun.) Today’s post is about the songs I heard today and the title is about living with the people who have taken over … Continue reading

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2 Million Light Years Away

The small center of my world fills up regularly with the misdeeds, Machiavellian calculations, and deceitful, closed-door chatter among a small group of elites. Continue reading

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Just Breathe…

Today feels fresh and alive.  Not in the way of a human countdown as in the new 365, but rather in that “only in northern California beautiful day” kind of way.  So many surf at the beach, bobbing in the … Continue reading

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The most brilliant, insidious plan ever – pure evil…

  This is America: drowning her citizens and caving in on herself. Though it’s truly one of the wonders of the world found in Cape Perpetua, Oregon, Thor’s Well  (AKA: Spouting Horn), is considered a “gateway to the underworld”. This … Continue reading

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Rooms of One’s Own – a box in a box in a box

Life is a box. We live in one, we work in one, we drive in one, we stare at one, we type on one, we ship boxes in boxes to other destination boxes. I’ve been contemplating all of the boxes … Continue reading

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Outstanding Bartenders and Bar-backs of San Francisco: Come join us!

“There you are!” She idles up to the bar, elbowing her way through the many patrons at The Broken Record Bar & Grill at 1166 Geneva Ave. in the Crocker-Amazon neighborhood of San Francisco. Connecting their patrons via Facebook and Yelp!, the people … Continue reading

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First, they came for my students…

We are no longer the middle and we are not the bottom, but rather a new class of worker bees: America’s teachers who have been beaten into a twenty-mule team pulling the reformer’s idea of “right choices” for students to better compete on the global stage. Most … Continue reading

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What’s with all of this “First World” ranting?

Warning: this will not read as you think (and there is one or more expletive contained herein).   I’m not standing up for the whiny rich people with their wireless problems, but rather for hard-working people like myself who have … Continue reading

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