Saturday, April 2, 2022

THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it

  Dad Gone Wild – Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it.


THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS 
Dad Gone Wild 
Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it



BOLD LEADERSHIP, BIG BETS
“People see what they want to see and what people want to see never has anything to do with the truth.” ― Roberto Bolaño, 2666 Happy April fools Day! I had a whole post planned out in honor of April fools Day. Been contemplating it all month. It was going to be a satiric take featuring Tennessee's Reading Raccoon, Riley, being indicted by the feds. In my head was a fantastic tale of how all the r

MAR 28

SO MANY PROBLMS, SO LITTLE TIME
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou I'm just going to go ahead and say it, I'm not a big fan of tinkerers. You know the people that design a plan or policy with the idea that we'll just tweak it as we go along. A l

MAR 25

A LACK OF HONEST CONVERSATION
“Having once been so high, humanity fell so low. What had once been dedicated to the soul was now dedicated to the sale.” ― John Kennedy Toole This one today maybe a little shorter than usual. Not because there is a lack of things to cover -just the opposite in fact - but rather because my own economic realities are in play. in other words, adulthood is calling and I have to work at my paying gig

MAR 21

WHAT IS IT ALL REALLY ABOUT?
“As for cognitive empathy, there is, it appears, no shortage of people in the world who can unwittingly offend, misunderstand and steamroller over the delicate signals of others, all while maintaining the self-perception that they are unsurpassedly sensitive to subtle social cues.” ― Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Spring break comes to an end in

MAR 18

THE CURIOUS CASE OF A $100 MILLION INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION COSTING $230 MILLION, AKA MATH IS HARD
“But we are living in a skeptical and, if I may use the phrase, a thought-tormented age; and sometimes I fear that this new generation, educated or hypereducated as it is, will lack those qualities of humanity, of hospitality, of kindly humor which belonged to an older day..” ― James Joyce Back in my drinking life, we'd be out at the bar most every night. Occasionally, as a result of being overse

MAR 14

THANK YOU, TEACHERS
“I said, ‘The truth is whatever you can get away with.’ ‘No, that’s journalism. The truth is whatever you can’t escape.” ― Greg Egan, I hope those of you enjoying Spring Break this week are using the time to recharge batteries and reconnect with families and friends. As the spouse of a public school educator, I can attest that this has been perhaps the most challenging year ever, and has definite

MAR 11

SHOWING LOVE TO WHERE YOU START FROM
Life and study have persuaded me of the openness of history. There is no inevitability in history. Thinking about what might have happened, what could have happened, is a necessary element in trying to understand what did happen. And if, as I believe, individual acts of decency and courage make a difference, then they need to be recorded and remembered.” ― Fritz Stern, Five Germanys I Have Known

Dad Gone Wild – Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it.