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We’ve Already Lost

‘Tis a depresso-matic title, I realize; but think about this: we are all bantering about the various readings, tweets, FB posts, insta-thisesandthats about this damned election and it’s not even officially summer yet. I know that your eyeballs are as … Continue reading

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UnTENable

adjective: incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible. Synonym:  baseless, groundless, unsound, weak, questionable. origin of un + tenable – 1640-50  Middle English British dictionary definitions: (of theories, propositions, etc) incapable of being maintained, defended, or vindicated … Continue reading

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Justice, Where Fore Out Thou?

Please read this gut-wrenching article and sign Michael Moore’s petition. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/34332-michael-moore-is-right-michigan-gov-rick-snyder-has-to-go After seeing two amazing movies this weekend that point to scathing misdeeds of the Church (in the movie “Spotlight”) and of the horrors of the bankers gutting our personal … Continue reading

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The Barely Possible Brightness of Teaching

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures … Continue reading

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No Te Preocupes

I’m juggling 1,000 plates riding a unicycle on a high wire. In other words, I’m feeling a bit  Syd Barrett-ish at the moment. This is to say that I perceive creativity with a touch of madcap. Take a listen. This … Continue reading

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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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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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If you could ask a citizen of Europe…

What would you want to know about the life they live with free healthcare and education?  What questions would you ask if you traveled there and wished to capture the most amazing part of the world that asks not a … Continue reading

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