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(not so?) random thoughts

Today is the 2nd of 11 days of our spring break. A part of me would like to totally ignore anything related to my teaching…

Reflection on many things

Part of my preparation for becoming a teacher, at my MAT program at Johns Hopkins, was to take time to reflect on what I was…

“History Will Not Be Kind.”

Winston Churchill once said, “history will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” Now, Churchill was a pretty good (amateur) historian, and…

The Kurdistan situation, part I: History

While I’ve spent the last couple days writing about events in Spain, it’s important to remember the other major separatist/independence news story: Kurdistan. So, while…

Hitler and poison gas: Just how wrong is Spicer?

Today, Sean Spicer declared that Assad was worse than Hitler, because the latter “didn't even sink to using chemical weapons”. That’s wrong for one really…

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln: Enemy of the 1%

Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln! When Lincoln anniversaries come around I sometimes enjoy comparing the views of the first Republican president to the Republican party of…

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