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A Skeptic on Judgement Day

Hehe- just had to share this with you… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on October 12, 2009 at 8:34pm — 3 Comments

A Note from the President to ME!

K, it's true, if you contribute to a campaign, the candidate will harass you by e-mail (even after they win) and make you feel all connected and shit to keep the cash river flowin'.

I have to admit, though, it's kind of funny to think we live in a time where you can wake to find an email from your President, which is why I never tag it as makes me smile.

So here's the Prez' public response to his winning the Nobel… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on October 9, 2009 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Breakfast Bytes Brought to You By My RSS Feeder

I'm addicted to my RSS feed.

Every morning, while sippin' the joe, I click through the titles and hit a few that sound like they promise something of interest, mostly having to do with local stuff, education, technology, social media, or the humanities in general.

So I decided this morning, out of curiosity to see what it might look like, to keep a blog edit open and just type in the random stuff I find. Of course, it's always fun to get feedback, too.

Don't… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on September 23, 2009 at 9:15am — 4 Comments

"Teacher" a.k.a Kid-Indoctrinator for Socialism

So I'm a teacher in one of the largest school districts in the nation. Yesterday I get an e-mail from my principal addressed to the entire staff. It says:

There has been some controversy about whether students will be required to view President Obama’s September 8 address.

It goes on to state how principals throughout the district have been advised by the superintendent to abide by parents' wishes to have their children be released from any viewing of the address, which… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on September 5, 2009 at 7:12pm — 17 Comments

Happy Birthday, Suzecue & Amy (Ameh78)!!!!

Added by SydTheSkeptic on August 26, 2009 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

What Truly Motivates Us...

This TED Talk is going to change my teaching practice.

This guy (Dan Pink) argues that there's more potential to our creative energy when the motivated by a sense of altruism as opposed to cash incentives. If this is true, then there are some big-ass cracks in the pillars of Capitalism and economic theory.

Regardless, it definitely has implications for my classroom and how I structure my program. It validates "service-learning" projects where students are involved in… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on August 25, 2009 at 1:43am — 6 Comments

Happy Birthday, Kat!!!

You are one fabulously cuh-RAZY chica!!

Added by SydTheSkeptic on August 22, 2009 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

Health Care Overhaul Via Massive Pig

Love the Vlog Brothers!

If you're confused about the health care debate, watch… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on August 17, 2009 at 10:30pm — 20 Comments

Happy Birthday Chiggums!

Just sayin'. ;o)

Added by SydTheSkeptic on August 9, 2009 at 8:37pm — 6 Comments

Phantom Activity on The Ark

There is glitch-y-ness on the recent postings.
Apparently it says some folks dropped messages on Doug's page (c'mon, we all know he's not that popular) when in fact, that is not the case.

Ning is looking into it.

Added by SydTheSkeptic on July 28, 2009 at 8:44am — 4 Comments

Romanticism for The Hopelessly Skeptical

Hate on me but at least admit you… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on July 16, 2009 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Star Wars Fan or Not, This Vid ROCKS!

Star Wars, the Old Republic. It's for gamers, I guess, but I lurve… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on June 28, 2009 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

Anyone else missing their "Comment Wall"...?

It's all SpaceMonkey's fault. I got an email saying he left a comment on my page, I went there, and what d'ya know...there ain't no comment wall on my page.

Maybe it's just me.

Added by SydTheSkeptic on June 13, 2009 at 12:31pm — 4 Comments

Your Sorry-Ass Captain Needs Help!

There were THREE winners of the Ten-Vids-In-Ten-Days Challenge.

Uh...but I can't remember who they were!






I have three "Spa In A Bag"s ready to mail out.

Yeah...I know it's late- lol

I suck, okay?

And I already know it was three women, so don't try to weasel your way in there

Bruce, Dan, Doug, and John (although the odds are… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on June 1, 2009 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Aw Shit, It's Monday Again...

Try JibJab Sendables® eCards…

Added by SydTheSkeptic on May 18, 2009 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

The Two-Minute Philosopher

The two "Two-Minute Philosopher" videos I put up a few weeks ago were well-received here and at a couple of other sites, so I'm planning on taping the rest of them this week and continuing with the series starting this coming Friday night.

I have some great questions on a list I've been generating, but if anyone has any suggestions, you can place them here so I get them before I finish up the first batch (I'll do about a dozen so we… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on May 16, 2009 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Social Security At RIsk--> NOT!

There was an interesting article in Salon today. --> HERE

but it's kind of long so for your convenience I'm going to summarize/paraphrase...for those who care.


Let's cut Social Security to pay for banker bailouts! by Michael Lind

You are about to be hit by… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on May 12, 2009 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Motivational Goddess--> How To Just Friggin' MOVE FORWARD In One's Life

I'm RSS-subbed to a blog called WorldMegan. Megan is the most upbeat go-getter I've ever encountered on these here Internets; her writing is fresh, interesting, and inspiring. She's only in her late 20's but her words and, most importantly, her actions belie her years. It's the life I've noticed she lives that makes the strongest argument for me to keep myself tuned to Megan's frequency.

I found her… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on April 27, 2009 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Nova Scotia

I'm not a planner. Summer arrives and I find myself filling the time off from school with professional development opportunities. Last summer, for the first time, I planned nothing and decided to have the summer to myself but that just went nowhere because I wound up with a lot of unstructured time and that meant very little focus on anything productive or even FUN!

So this time, I'm not only taking those summer months to focus on the… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on April 12, 2009 at 1:30am — 13 Comments

Sunday PSA- The Bloggish Edition

Hey Arkians

Well, I'm sick in bed- been sleepin' for the most part for the last couple of days and I've got the kind of headache that pretty much makes me want to end it all right this minute (just kidding- don't call 911).

So for the first time EVAH, the Sunday PSA comes to you via blog.

And it's the perfect week for this to happen because as it turns out there's really nothing to report, except that Doug will begin editing the Loser vid this week, so… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on March 30, 2009 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

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