Wednesday, March 30, 2016

My First Lie

Over on her blog, Madeline Robbins writes about her first memory, My Mother Went Out for Lemons. Go read it; it's a great story.

It also prompts me to write about my first memory -- or, well, my first memory that's a coherent story.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Story up at Sockdolager

I've got a new story live at The Sockdolager today.

It's one I'm very fond of -- a time-travel story, sort of.

Go here to read it:  Down The Twisting Alleyways.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Virtue-Signalling and The Right

So we all remember when the Right seized upon Politically Correct as their favorite excuse and cudgel.

Politically correct, invented as an in-joke by Leftists for those of us who were taking things a bit far (out-Veganing the Vegans, being more holy about using the correct pronouns than even the most Tumblr of the Tumblrites), was taken up by the Far-Right as an excuse to be as rude as they liked, under the guise of not being (I guess) a Leftist.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

America: Where You Can Be Long as You're Like US!

So as many of you know, the new battle against LGBT people from the Far-Right Conservatives is being waged in the bathrooms.

This is nothing new.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Review: Zootopia

For those of you who have not yet seen Zootopia, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

I was not that excited about seeing it, frankly -- a Disney movie about a bunny who wants to be a cop?  Whatevs.  I went mostly because the kid wanted to see it so badly, and since my child almost never wants to go see a movie, we'll take her to anything.

Spoilers from here on out:

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Spring Evening in the Fort

I am just back from an early evening walk with the little dog.

Our new little dog, Heywood Floyd -- not that new, I suppose; we've had him since July -- is, we have determined, part Jack Russell terrier, and very high energy.

Without at least one long walk a day, he is fraught with unexpended energy, and rushes through the house, rrrrring and flailing and finding toys for everyone to throw him.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

It's That Time of Year Again!

Yes, that time.

Annual evaluation time!


I'm trying, y'all.  I'm trying.  But seriously, what a waste of my life and life-force.

Plus, the language this enterprise requires.  Learning goals.  Assessments.  Multiple literacies. Demonstrated Learning Outcomes. Global perspectives.  Kill me now.

It's not bad enough that Drumpf is apparently going to be a serious candidate for our country's highest office -- I have to spend the next week writing this... document.

Mood: sullen.