Archive for January, 2010

Oh, HELLS yes.

29Jan10

Here’s what Billy Joel says about my weekend: That big glorious full moon in the sky this weekend, shines down on the world from your opposite sign. It effectively says, ‘If you want a really rewarding encounter, seek out an Aquarian.’ Is that correct? Or are the heavens peddling a misleading message? How can they […]


Of course you do. “You Can’t Hurry Love” –The Supremes “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night!)” –Yannick Noah “Rudie Can’t Fail” –The Clash “Butterfly” –Mason Jennings “Getting Better” –The Beatles “Yellow” –Coldplay “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” –The Temptations “Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance” –Bob Dylan “Fired” –Ben Folds “Ghetto Bastard” –Naughty By […]


I’ve taken to using horoscopes (I know!) as writing material.  Here’s one of mine for today: Are you feeling cheerful? You should be. Things are trundling along about as well as they can be expected to. We can’t (and won’t) deny the existence of certain tricky problems. We shall (and must) give due deference to […]


Kids, I’ve been caffeinating!  Shit, I just remembered that I forgot to pick up another water bottle.  Dang.  ANYWAY. Today is one of my fun also-teacher friends’ birthdays.  I think I punctuated that correctly.  She is an age!  I’m not sure what it is.  At any rate, I was in charge of the birthday festivities, […]



Science Fiction

16Jan10

So in my SF class, I have come to realize that many of the kids know a lot more about the genre — and have a lot more experience with the genre — than I do, so I’ve been trying to structure the class in a way that makes that a good thing.   Part of […]