World Maps Minus The Best Place

Q: What’s the best part about living in Australia?
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What dystopian hell is this?

The second lesson I teach kids is to turn on and off like a light switch. I demand that they become totally involved in my lessons, jumping up and down in their seats with anticipation, competing vigorously with each other for my favor. But when the bell rings I insist that they drop the work at once and proceed quickly to the next work station. Nothing important is ever finished in my class, nor in any other class I know of.

The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher
John Taylor Gatto


Happy Birthday

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1950 – 2017

My Latest Band Crush

Why hadn’t I heard of this band before tonight!? This band… this band is seriously funky, in a low-down, high-rocking, old-school 1970s dirty-soul studio-jam style, bass-driven and informed by that classic Miles Davis funk-fusion groove, yet cut with only the merest hints of the unlikely combination of camp & hip-hop, which keeps it fresh & light as.

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This Land is Mine

After re-watching the videos in my previous two posts (feels like they must have been posted in another lifetime) and some meditation on a theme, I was reminded of one of C’s favorites: Nina Paley with what is possibly her most poignant & post-ironic classics…
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Pale Blue Dot

Profound words of wisdom from Carl Sagan.
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history of the world, i guess

This one really needs no introduction…
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RIP John Clarke

29 July 1948 – 9 April 2017
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The World We Live In Now

I Built A Wall – Phase Two

This retaining wall has been a potential issue for some time now. It was very poorly built to begin with. The only thing done right is that the posts are set solidly in concrete (which is actually as much a curse as a blessing) and nicely angled against the bank. But that’s where it gets a bit shaky, so to speak.

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