Friday, December 15, 2006
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Sunday, November 12, 2006
Paul with his Marine buddies were effective authorized killers. Furthermore, Paul had the personal authority to give authority to an indiviual to go somewhere to kill a specific individual in a Vietnam village. What all these people like Paul have in common is a need to avoid personal responsible for their behavior. The process of holding the people that executed the Gulf wars responsible for their behavior has begun. Here are a few links that give you more information about unfolding events.
War Crimes Trials: a cloud on the horizon
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
Rumsfeld Not Likely To Be Prosecuted
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
"A special class of brain cells reflects the outside world, revealing a new avenue for human understanding, connecting and learning."
1. "Subsets of neurons in human and monkey brains respond when an individual performs certain actions and also when the subject observes others performing the same movement."
2. "There "mirror neurons' provide a direct internal experience, and therefore understanding, of another person's act, intention or emotion."
3."Mirror neurons may also underlie the ability to imitate another's action, and thereby learn, making the mirror mechanism a bridge between individual brains for communication and connection on multiple levels." source: Scientific American, November 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I haven't read MAD since I was a teenage. When my nephew Josh was in Jr. High, I went to his school to bring him home. There I found him in the library reading MAD. I has horrified. I thought, "Kid, you are wasting your time and education." That is true from many perspectives. But, from my perspective, it is now comic relief. When life gets to the point where I think I just cannot deal with it anymore. I read Mad and escape from reality. Two beers does the same thing, but Mad is better. I now have a 3 years subscription to MAD.
I hope yours was a scary Halloween.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Buck-minster Fuller gave me a cartographers perspective. When I became a member of the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, I began developing an astronomic perspective. That is what will happen to you when you start thinking about what you see at Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Jack Horkheimer : Star Gazer said, "Keep on looking up."
"An astronomy picture a day is like an apple a day." Who said that? I did.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Little Zachary was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything... Tutors, mentors, flash cards, special learning centers. In short, everything they could think of to help his math. Finally, in a last ditch effort, they took Zachary down and enrolled him in the local Catholic school. After the first day, little Zachary came home with a very serious look on his face. He didn't even kiss his mother hello. Instead, he went straight to his room and started studying. Books and papers were spread out all over the room and little Zachary was hard at work. His mother was amazed. She called him down to dinner. To her shock, the minute he was done, he marched back to his room without a word and in no time, he was back hitting the books as hard as before. This went on for some time, day after day, while mother tried to understand what made all the difference. Finally, little Zachary brought home his report card. He quietly laid it on the table, went up to his room and hit the books. With great trepidation, his Mom looked at it and to her great surprise, Little Zachary got an "A" in math. She could no longer hold her curiosity. She went to his room and said, "Son, what was it? Was it the nuns?" Little Zachary looked at her and shook his head, no. "Well, then," she replied, was it the books, the discipline, the structure, the uniforms? Little Zachary looked at her and said, "Well, on the first day of school when I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they weren't fooling around."
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Think about this. Educators come here from everywhere on Earth from Lessonplans.com. For example, most educators that use LessonPlans.com live in America, as I do, but a large percentage of them live in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore and New Zealand.
What will you write? You could begin by introducing yourself. I posted a picture of my dance teacher. You'll find more about me from my profile. You could include a picture of yourself, your students or a picture of your favorite teacher. You could ask a question.
To post, look above in the blue header. There you will find 'BlogThis'. Click it. What to do next will be obvious.
Post often, practice and have fun.