Friday, November 12, 2004


I can see sending home a note (a bit paranoid, but other children could be harmed), BUT SUSPENSION! Our society needs to get a grip! - Student suspended for handstands, cartwheels - Nov 11, 2004

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Cartwheels and handstands have gotten an 11-year-old girl temporarily bounced out of her Los Angeles-area school.

Thanks to Relevant for the link.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

TINY UPDATE TO What I'm Reading

Added links to three current required reads here.

Questioning and Teaching, by J. T. Dillon
Called to Teach, by William Yount
Nature and Destiny of Man, Vol. 1 and 2, by Reinhold Niebuhr

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Regarding how Laura's mind works...

Excerpt from an email exchange regarding the Oscar Mayer truck in front of Starbucks:

"Ok - so what is the significance of the Oscar Mayer truck in the parking lot of Starbucks?"

Primarily, I thought it was funny. Sociologically, it refers to two vastly different segments of American Society. The Oscar Mayer generation found significance and community at home. The Starbucks generation finds significance and community in the social arena.

That's my two cents... any thoughts?

Monday, November 08, 2004

OK, so here's the picture of the weiner-mobile at Starbucks... cleaned up a bit. Weird, eh?