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Sausalito Fire Hydrant Bandit Re-emerges!

The villainous Sausalito fire hydrant bandit has re-emerged, gasp: with a new colour palate! You may recall I previously posted about the bandit’s outrageously gratuitous and unsolicited art installations around town: painting the fire hydrants around Sausalito. He was even encountered on our street! Well, apparently, the villain remains at large, unfettered by prison, and has struck again on our… Continue reading

Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors

Yes. I finally did it. After years of lusting after them. I gave in. I treated myself. A (very cool, bright, creative…) former student has UE as one of his clients. He bought a pair of the Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors and posted a photo of his new pair. I made the huge mistake of commenting about… Continue reading

The Week in School: Militarized Schools & Poverty

I make it a personal policy to work very hard not to swear like a sailor on my blog. At times this self-imposed policy is profoundly hard for me. The first part of this post, especially, is one such moment: Militarization of public schools. Click to read the NRP Article San Diego School District Purchases 18-Ton Military Surplussed Armored Vehicle… Continue reading

Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power

I thought of our nation’s social studies teachers when I saw this excellent video on the civic responsibility we have to teach social studies as the study of power. It’s an interesting take on middle and high school education, at the very least. Eric Liu makes some very provocative and important points in this 19 minute video. One of his… Continue reading

DuckDuckGo Search Engine

I hate not making the time to post to my blog every day, because every day I collect so many ideas about which I want to reflect and share. As I haven’t posted in a while, I am bursting with ideas—few of which will have the time to be posted here at tt.us. But here is a must share: the… Continue reading

Christianity and Social Justice

“The analogy of good firefighters helps us understand…” “The poor you have with you always.” —Jesus And with that people who self label as Christians dismiss any obligation to help anyone but their religious leaders as they seek to curry God‘s favor and reap the bountiful blessings they believe are due them. It’s just easier. I stumbled upon1 this quotation… Continue reading

Fighting Against the Death of the Open Web

From time to time I grouse about how transglobal corporations stifle competition and fair trade to maintain their economic dominance. It’s an old story that will most assuredly never end. But, in this post, I want to specifically write about the death of the open web, how I fight back, and why you should too. Facebook As One Example I… Continue reading

My Latest Binge Watching: Mad Men

In the last few of years I’ve been watching more TV than I’ve ever watched in my adult life. Since I loath advertising, I rarely ever watch live TV. Instead, I’ve been watching Netflix or programs I’ve recorded on the TiVo, where I can skip the ads. My latest binge watching obsession has been Mad Man. I’ve heard about the… Continue reading