My buddy Raz, intending to

My buddy Raz, intending to keep debate lively, sends me this link to remind us the U.S. isn’t the only country with economic links to Iraq.

Meanwhile, on another conflict with world-wide implications, I just watched a short (35 min) video, On Orientalism, which is an interview with Edward Said. He descirbes (my paraphrase) settling the Israeli-Palestinian … Read more...

Some more general blogging references:

Some more general blogging references:
A terrific article by Jo Ann Oravec that gives an overview of weblogs as an internet phenomenon, Bookmarking the World, also includes many links to interesting blogs. The journal it’s in may be of interest to teachers: Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
Aldon Hynes posted this comment and query to an academic listserv … Read more...

Yo! Had to take a

Yo! Had to take a few days off to take care of the psychosocial being (as my Alexander teacher calls it). Instead of doing homework and other professional academic-type tasks, I played. Out to dinner with friends and drinking beer with my uncle. Turned NPR off and listened to music. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Now I can face the world again.
To wit, … Read more...

I am crushed. Leda told

I am crushed. Leda told me she agreed with Raz. She tried to soften the blow by telling me that my blog provides some “counterbalance to all the others that are sooo personal,” but clearly, I’m boring. ­čÖü
I want you to read me for my MIND! Not my daily catalogue of activities! Alas….Todd and I spoke later about … Read more...

Awesome photographs of the protests

Awesome photographs of the protests on February 15. I have a slow server and it took a long time to download all of them (literally about 5 minutes) but it was well worth it. My favorites are from Antartica and Prague.
More on the virtual protest set for Feb 26.
And some leaflets you can print for distribution.
Thanks to … Read more...

Well now, I’ve been stumbling

Well now, I’ve been stumbling along learning the blog software for Blogger.com (with intensive tutoring from my intrepid computer guru, Ben Tucker!) for the last several weeks. It’s time to “go public” and share the site with my students. Some of them (perhaps, you!) will choose to establish their own weblogs as a project for the Foundations of EducationRead more...