First Impressions and Critical Thinking

How do you decide if you like something? Do you just roll with whatever subjective feeling you have at the time (ie first impression) or do you think about your experience later and analyze why you should or should not …

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Welcome to 2017

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So it’s a new year. Yay? Many people have decried 2016 as the worst year ever. For some, the seeming abundance of celebrity deaths set the tone for the year. For others, politics overshadowed everything. And of course, personal experiences …

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The Four Americas

Today is Super Tuesday here in the good ‘ole US of A. That means a good number of states vote in primaries to pick a person to run for president in November. I’ve been following presidential politics since 2000 and …

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Vote 2014

Today is the day to vote here in America. So go forth, use your power to decide the fate of the country. I’ll wait. Okay, now that that’s done let’s talk about the absurdity of this whole voting thing. I have …

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Intervention!

Let me preface this by saying I haven’t been keeping a close tab on all the details, nor do I have a definitive opinion on the matter myself. But I do have an opinion on certain people’s opinions. So, Syria. …

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Supreme Decisions

There’s been a lot going on this week in the political world. First, the bad. The Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. There have been some pretty draconian efforts of late to suppress the vote across …

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503rd Blog Posts!

I completely missed it but I made my 500th post here on the blog the other day. This one actually ends up being 503. “iPad vs Kindle Fire vs Galaxy” ended up being number 500. An interesting discussion but not …

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DBAD Party- Don’t Be A Dick

I’ve written here a number of times about my view on various political topics. Sometimes I’ve been guilty of exactly what I’m going to talk about today. Today I want to take a bigger picture look at things in an …

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Resistance Continues

I wrote awhile ago about the growing resistance to the excessive testing in schools over the last decade.  Now, the resistance is spreading. Today in Colorado, a massive student walkout of the states TCAP test is being orchestrated.  Either by …

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Viva La Resistance

Woohoo!! Teachers at a Garfield High School in Seattle have become the first ones to take a stand against stupid standardized testing.  The state’s MAP test is like many tests across the country. It requires hours of class time for …

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