Blue Serials (2/14/16)

Happy Forced Affection Day! 

Yet another faux consumerist holiday built on male terror of 'getting it wrong' (or is that just me?) To be fair, it's also a wonderful opportunity to belittle those without a 'significant other' and suggest they're in some way inadequate or doing life badly based on our cultural need to demand reproductive rituals of all 320 million of our neighbors right damn now!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - Response to Purcell's Edu-Blogger Challenge

You might think that these open ‘Edu-Blogger Challenges’ could be received as a task, or a distraction. I find most of them quite the opposite.

The freedom that comes in being asked questions or assigned a topic and a word limit may be paradoxical, but it’s freedom nonetheless. 

Blue Serials (1/17/16)

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy...

In a state where it's always a tough time to be a public school teacher, we're seeing new lows in state revenue, intellectual honesty, and warm fuzzies towards public ed. It matters, and many of the strongest edu-bloggers and reporters in the state are writing and analyzing and challenging and inspiring all over this mess. You should totally go read them (start here or here if you're not sure where to begin).

Blue Serials Special Edition (12/30/15)

New Years 2016

2016 Is Upon Us

That means different things to different people, but I'm personally quite the fan of New Years - not so much for the 'Eve' part, with the late night desperation to stay awake despite those horrible people on TV and awful fake-live bands - but for the 'New' part, with the hope and change and trying not to suck quite so much.