Category Archives: Brain food

“Trying to find the right answer at any cost.”

((current status = up at 8am for Regents tutoring, none of my students showed up, and college seminar with 9th grade at 1pm…and found out they’re not going to get their field trip tomorrow, despite the improvements in their behavior. … Continue reading

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The view from the anonymous room.

((current status = wondering why people can’t 1. rationally explain their thoughts in as much detail as necessary for a reader to gain nuanced understanding of the subject and/or opinion, and 2. for the love of god, qualify your sweeping … Continue reading

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Vacation: how are we supposed to actually turn off?

((current status = on vacation for the first time in 2-3 years, in a beautiful old house in the Catskills with gorgeous furniture, 3 offices, and a giant flower and vegetable garden… so why can’t I fully turn off?)) As … Continue reading

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Email etiquette: I like you, but I’m not your friend.

((current status = lesson planning for HCZ and marveling at the state of my apartment, which is slowly becoming unable to support human life)) Email etiquette, particularly when students are emailing their professors, is more of an issue than you … Continue reading

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We analyze things every day. Seriously.

((current status = if you go deep enough into the grading cave you’ll discover that it isn’t a cave at all, but the dank maw of a giant carnivorous beast. I’ve just hit the tonsils and am hanging on for … Continue reading

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Repost day: ‘Autobiography of Red’

((current status = sequestered in the grading cave)) Since I have zero time available to draft a full post right now (though I have plenty of lolpaper thoughts and thinking exercises percolating in my brain), have a repost. This one … Continue reading

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“We are like the dust of history being blown away.”

((current status = my life is moving, and I’m not in it)) When I start thinking about genocide and/or war, I go to the images first. Maybe this is so I can feel as though I’ve survived something. Reading the … Continue reading

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