I just got back from a show starring the Indigo Girls, with a special appearance by a band I’d never heard of. The group is called Girlyman, and they are drop-dead fantastic. They knocked us all absolutely dead, and it was obvious that the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, had a great deal of respect for these guys.
Here’s a vid of one of their recent songs, “Young James Dean.” In the live performance, they also had a … Read more
This is Max:
Max got sick six years ago; he was diagnosed with kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease, which is basically like Crohn’s disease for cats. Here’s a list of his medications:
- Metoclopramide (reglan), a drug to treat nausea and vomiting;
- Metronidazole (flagyl), an antibiotic that treats diarrhea;
- Famotidine (pepcid), to treat acid reflux;
- Budesonide (entocort), a site-specific steroid to treat intestinal inflammation;
- Injectable Vitamin B-12, to counteract the chronic loss of nutrients;
- Lactated Ringers Solution, fluids injected subcutaneously
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“It is so painful to live a lie…and it’s so freeing to be true to yourself. And we should be applauded for that. We should not be persecuted for that, we should not be discriminated against and denied services, housing, jobs, for that. We should be celebrated, and we should be valorized.”
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXI9w0PbBXY&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0] … Read more
Lord knows I’m not a huge fan of Ning, the social networking tool that allows users to create and manage online networks. I find the design bulky and fairly counterintuitive, and modifying a network to meet your group’s needs is extremely challenging, and Ning has made it extremely difficult or impossible for users to control, modify, or move network content. Despite the popularity of Ning’s free, ad-supported social networks among K-16 educators, the ads that go along with the free … Read more
A few weeks ago, as my colleague Christian Briggs and I were creating our poetry presentation for Ignite Bloomington, I got myself inspired by creating this remix project of some key figures in the literature and media studies movements.
Though I am not a constructionist, I do find that I can find great personal meaning by engaging with new technologies that allow me to work with, reflect on, and making public both wonderful and powerful ideas.
Here, I’m working … Read more
If you don’t know how disgusting fast food restaurants are, the infographic below will explain. If you do know how disgusting fast food restaurants are, the infographic below is a good reminder.
I’m interested in checking out the veracity of the information below and I’ve designed a short, anonymous survey to start this. Would you mind taking a few minutes to answer seven short questions?
Click here to take my fast food habits survey.
Via: Online Schools
(reposted at Lean … Read more
I recently published a post about my mom, Janet McWilliams, who has been fighting an excessively high water bill and has had a great deal of trouble getting local officials to respond to her attempts to communicate about the bill. After months of trying to communicate with township officials about her bill, she got tired of getting stonewalled and turned to local news media.
A letter to the editor of the local newspaper led to an article in the same … Read more
You read Sady Doyle’s blog Tiger Beatdown, right? Everybody reads Sady Doyle’s blog Tiger Beatdown. If you’ve never been to this site, may I suggest you leave my blog immediately in order to immerse yourself in the glory and ladyrage that is Tiger Beatdown? Here, I’ll even do something I never ever do: I’ll give you a link to her blog that takes you directly away from my blog and deposits you at her blog, which if you haven’t … Read more
In case you’re wondering how a little guy like me ended up so mouthy, I want to show you the remnants of a fight my mom had with city officials in her local community.
My mom, Janet McWilliams, recently discovered that the toilet in an unfinished area of her basement had a slow leak. She got it fixed right away, but because the plumbing is tucked off in a little-used corner of her house, the toilet had already been running–refilling … Read more
and why you should expect more from my model for integrating technologies into the classroom
I recently showed some colleagues my developing model for integrating computational technologies into the classroom. “This is,” one person said, “a really nice constructionist model for classroom instruction.”
Which is great, except that I’m not a constructionist.
Now, don’t be offended. I’ll tell you what I told my colleague when she asked, appalled, “What’s wrong with constructionists?”
Nothing’s wrong with constructionists. I just don’t happen … Read more