Category Archives: Education

Of Bullets and Benjamins

We are a nation held captive by terrorists who are wealthy and white. They fund the campaigns of their puppets who no longer pretend to bring forth a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The less-than-1%, … Continue reading

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“Re Re RE: Kick ‘Em in the Other Knee”

Dear Diary, I’m comin’ to you live (half-baked and barely) from the land of the diabolic cheer that begins with “Re”.  It’s about kicking a person when they are already down and it is exactly that I wish to impart … Continue reading

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Predatory Purveyors of Pedagogy

Dear Diary, This line from an article in the Portland Press Herald encapsulates the points that I will undertake in my writing to you today:  “Corinthian Colleges once ran 107 campuses that served more than 100,000 students. It was a … Continue reading

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Gouged & Gauged

Dear Diary, I feel less pain today as my fellow educators across the globe probe my writings to inform me of mutual discoveries in our places of learning. Our roles in society as teacher, educator, professor, lecturer, tutor, instructor, counselor, … Continue reading

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Diary of Working Stiff: They Call Me Teacher.

Dear Diary, I suffer stomach pain for the 35th hour since our administration took their second pay raise this academic year. The word “beleaguered” doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling from daily occurrences manufactured from the top “executive team” … Continue reading

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Sonic iPadosopher

Here we go on another journey into the “pad world” of the very touch-able iPad apps for sound.  This is one area that I constantly learn from one of my previous students who actually made me want to buy an … 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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School, Music, Reading, Weather, Big Data, Yik Yak, and All Sorts of Non-Sequiturs

Coming to you live from the “HOW TO CONNECT WITH STUDENTS” side of a college campus. My friends, over here in my end of the world at City College of San Francisco in the Broadcast Electronic Media Arts department, we … Continue reading

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Westward Expansion – Health and Wealth

History repeating…  (Click the hyperlink, watch, and TURN IT UP! One of the best time capsule video and song mashups EVER!) Then, please come back and proceed: Those of you who are American history buffs know this best, but I’m … 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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