Motivating Ten Year Old Kids by Embarassment

I have been teaching at the post secondary level since 1974 which means I am an old codger. Generally speaking most of my students expect me to be grumpy, strict and generally a hard ass about every thing they do, and maybe I am. I don’t think I am, but who knows, I don’t take classes from me and I usually know the answers to the questions I ask students

Digital Rage: Don’t Engage the Crazy

Anonymity and incivility on the high seas of the cyber-sphere. Don’t say things on the internet you wouldn’t say straight to someone’s face.

Is Property Damage a Good Reason to Stop Occupy?

The more those in “authority”–whether in the financial or public sector–try to quell the protests, will simply lead to more damage.

Tattoo Barbie!

Meet 21st Century Barbie—with tattoos.

America’s Shame: Abused Children

Violence against children significantly more acute and widespread in the United States than anywhere else in the industrialized world.

Generation Y and Occupy Wall Street

Generation Y comes of age, and with no job to go to sets out to make a difference for us all by thawing the ground ahead of a Global Spring.

Apple’s Steve Jobs on death, in his own words

Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”

Ghastly Greasy Fast “Food”

What contains 2,003 calories,125 grams of fat, 38 grams saturated fat, and 2138 mg sodium (or more) in a single meal?

The Culture of Climate Change Denial

Climate change and the deniers–it’s not about the science. It’s cultural.

PTSD and the Demons of War by AW Schade, Marine, Vietnam 1966/67

A marine’s story of coming home from Vietnam, and Vietnam coming home with him.

Musings From The Edge: Is It Really “Fake” Pot

It goes by many names and can be found in service stations and convenience stores as incense which is perfectly legal in almost every state. But, it seems that it is much more than incense.

Small Town Gossip Moves from the Diner to the Web and Turns Vicious

An article about how anonymous internet gossip destroys lives in small towns.

Muzings From The Edge: Is Capital Punishment A Capital Crime?

What started out as a long comment has turned into a rather long post thanks to the encouragement of Dorothy and Mike. It is the comment with modifications about only one of the faults of the capital punishment process.

Homosexuality In Texas…

In German class there should be no talk of being pro-Gay or homosexual topics…