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  • mitch 2:25 pm on December 28, 2008 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    young monk(ey) 

    Probably channeling a certain George, but unprompted . . . .
    ookeek

     
  • mitch 1:52 pm on November 30, 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    tens(ion) 

    Not far from the truth. I just see this a minute a go. I think I should forward it to you. I copy and paste it.

    no past tense

     
  • mitch 11:34 am on July 24, 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    imposters 

    who are these people?

    the spawn of Jess and Raj Lastnameforth

     
    • rajbot 12:15 pm on July 24, 2007 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Most people have a secret evil twin. We have an entire secret evil family. I’m not sure if that’s better or worse..

    • rajbot 12:16 pm on July 24, 2007 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The problem with secret evil twins is that it’s very hard to determine which is the good one, and which is the evil one…. Usually once you find out, it is already too late.

    • Mitch 2:31 pm on July 24, 2007 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      it appears that the pair from jessandraj.net have already spawned . . . so if they are the evil ones, colonization might be just around the corner! Perhaps we should light some torches and march to their home babbling stuff angry mob like. Drinks and fire would be involved, no?

  • mitch 8:17 pm on April 4, 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    at risk veggies 

    I am tired, but I want to share. Very little verbiage is made up for by quite of bit of foliage.

    Not quite so satisfying as the [Lorelei edited] classic Oedipus, but still very moving.

    You can find this here. Squeeze it. Mix it with vodka?

    sad sitrus

     
    • rajbot 10:38 am on April 5, 2007 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow… who knew that vegitables led such sordid lives???

    • may 1:27 pm on April 6, 2007 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      poor little orange…maybe he should take up with the nectarine. ooooh, they could make nect-orange babies – yummy!

  • mitch 1:07 pm on March 9, 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Education-acracy 

    A quick look at their site says a lot.

    Imagine yourself put in charge of coordinating a schoolwide process directed by this man
    WASC-man

    Starting yesterday, when I was sitting in a long training on this process, I am the WASC coordinator for my school. Basically an accreditation process that cannot be avoided. A huge morass of meetings and reports that have to be coordinated through a very opinionated faculty and staff. Seriously, there are faculty members here (remember it’s an art school) who will literally weep and wail when I assign focus groups, tasks, and the like. Much drama.

    I’m pushing for a sizeable stipend for this extra role. Maybe enough to pay for Prism’s day care!

     
  • mitch 9:45 am on March 1, 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    mindfulness refresher for my birthday 

    I am going to this all day meditation workshop for my birthday this Saturday. It is at Spirit Rock.
    Spirit Rock

    Julij and I did some of this meditation practice as a childbirth class. At the time, it was very new to me, but now I actually miss it. I miss the calmness in my brain. I’ve been practicing mindlessness lately, which isn’t working out nearly as well as I had hoped . . . .

     
  • mitch 7:31 am on February 28, 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Why I did not renew my subscription 

    “Exploring power, ownership, and equity in an early childhood classroom.” My dear nerds and geeks: do you feel that playing with Legos led you to become heartless, capitalist pigs? Or was it something else? Or do you deny being piggly altogether?

    cover.jpg

    I do find many problems with public educational methods these days. I teach in the Oakland public schools – a big mess. But I can’t even read this rag any more. It takes so much brain power to un-un-un-un-spin (alternatively, anti-un-re-de-construct) their flimsy arguments, that I end up more confused than when I started. And then there’s my very strong gut feeling that LEGOS are a force for good in a kid’s life. I’ll stick with that and stop paying for this kindling.

     
    • Self 1:05 pm on February 28, 2007 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow. My first tikirobot post. Wow, self, cool.

    • may 1:50 pm on February 28, 2007 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      hey there! welcome aboard! :-) i have to admit i’ve never seen this publication before. it does seem rather silly that teachers would ban legos for behavior that could be brought on by any number of desirable things…green M&Ms, the cornflower blue crayon, cheetos (i’m definitely NOT gonna share those!!!)…

    • rajbot 1:41 pm on March 1, 2007 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Clever kids can get around the ban by calling them ‘manipulatives’ instead of ‘Legos’, and only using pieces that are exactly ten times the volume of the next largest size.

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