The truth, it is said, is a three-edged sword: your side, their side, and reality – and it cuts in all directions.
Lately the education system is in the news a lot. Specifically, Wisconsin and its government’s moves to reduce (or on the other side, protect) the power of the teacher’s unions is currently on display. And everyone is watching.
Most people (especially the politicians) are trying to simplify the argument.
Teacher benefits are out . . . → Read More: Everybody’s right, everybody’s wrong
Generally speaking, women are nuts for Valentines Day. Generally speaking, men don’t get it. We participate, frequently against our will, but we don’t really get it.
Why is there a specific day when everyone in the world is supposed to buy flowers/chocolate/some other extravagant gift for women? Do they deserve these things? Absolutely. Women (just like men) deserve to feel special and wanted. But why turn it into a commercial event?
That question answers itself, . . . → Read More: Valentines Day!
So on Sunday there was this huge block of mostly new commercials, periodically interrupted by some guys running back and forth on a field and knocking each other over for no really good reason.
This is a time when companies throw huge amounts of money at making their best commercials. Every one I’ve talked to, and every poll I’ve seen has this Volkswagon ad as the clear winner for best commercial of the night. I . . . → Read More: Commercial goodness
Like The Matrix, you cannot be told what this is. Words cannot describe it. It must be experienced. You must immerse yourself in it to feel the awesomeness.
Soak it in:
Seriously, this is one of the most inventive things I’ve seen in action movies in a long time. Hats off to the creators. Total, unabashed cheese that somehow transcends itself and becomes a beacon of awesomeness. Even with out understanding anything they’re saying, . . . → Read More: The most awesome thing to come out of India – ever
Last week I showed you something embarrassing: my desk.
I promised that I would show you a clean desk by Tuesday. Honestly, I wasn’t sure it would happen. I have a less than stellar record when it comes to cleaning. But I knew it had to be done, and I wanted to pressure myself into completing it.
Through the 4-hour effort, here are some of the things I found:
Bills and statements . . . → Read More: Miracles DO happen!
This is it, the final day of theÂ 7 day challenge!Â Todayâ€™s topic is: Share hints or details of what I intend to write about in the future.
Well, let’s peer into my crystal ball and see what fate awaits us…
Anybody know how to turn this thing on? All I’m seeing is my reflection.
Wait, wait… I’m getting something… it looks like… yeah, it’s… oh, crap it’s just re-runs of “What’s Happening Now?!”
I . . . → Read More: Peer into the mists of the future – 7 day challenge
In theÂ 7 day challenge, todayâ€™s topic is: Create a blog post on a subject Iâ€™ve never blogged about here before.
Maybe this one is cheating. I don’t know. It depends on how you define the subject of this post. I’m choosing to look at it as either about self-worth or “What Not to Wear” – neither of which I’ve touched on before to my knowledge.
Yes, “What Not to Wear.” I’ve watched it. Shut . . . → Read More: Plastic People – 7 day challenge
In theÂ 7 day challenge, todayâ€™s topic is: Embed a legal youtube clip that I either found today or created myself. Then tell everyone about the clip and related information.
I considered a bunch of different options for today’s post. One was a video of some birds eating berries in the snow in my backyard, but they flew away by the time I got the camera. Probably for the best, though. It would have looked . . . → Read More: Telling Time – 7 day challenge
In theÂ 7 day challenge, todayâ€™s topic is: Share a photo I took this week and tell you about it.
This is actually getting out of hand. It’s a little embarrassing.
This is where I sit all day. You can only see the front portion of the desk here. The half of the desk behind the screens is almost as cluttered.
I’ve always had a messy desk. Always. Just ask my college . . . → Read More: What I see every day – 7 day challenge