Category Archives: Rant

Epic fail is epic.

((current status = fail Anon is fail)) I realize I haven’t posted in quite some time, and in fact, I shouldn’t be posting now–I should be finishing up a round of essays. I realize I am long overdue for posting … Continue reading

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We can’t teach them if we don’t know where they’re coming from.

((current status = furious at the higher-ups, but the kids were wonderful)) There seems to be an unspoken law, at my nonprofit organization at least, that as the kids grow more and more chill, engaged, and cooperative, the higher-ups grow … Continue reading

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Cutting off your nose to spite your face.

((current status = well, I have something new to feel anxious about: I was accepted to present at Purdue’s 2010 conference on Graphic Engagement. I’m interpreting as an excuse to rewatch Gurren Lagann. But god I hate public speaking and … Continue reading

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First blood.

((current status = tenderness near the inside corner of my left eye but the cut has closed and anyway my glasses more or less hide the scab)) Wednesday was my first day with the rising 9th grade (the students who … 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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The glass isn’t bulletproof.

((current status = hear that? It’s the sound of my rationality flying out the window.)) Last Wednesday, there was a shoot-out at our site. A few coworkers, kids, and I had entered the center. I was starting to help a … Continue reading

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