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The Wire: Taking Money that’s Given Away

November 26, 2012 by


I am re-watching the greatest TV series ever, The Wire again.  This time, I’m just starting with the 4th season, my favorite season, in the hopes of hooking the attention of the River woman.  So far so good. One of the most intriguing story devices employed by The Wire was the parallel lives led by […]

Are the 2012 UCLA Football Bruins for Real?

November 15, 2012 by


‘Meeeericaaaa Fuck Yeahhh! That’s what I think, the answer to my question. Yes. The UCLA Football Bruins are for real.  “For real” at this time, meaning capable of beating USC, and staying in the rankings.  The meaning of “for real” could change and that could mean playing for the national championship but I think were […]

A “Necessary” Loss Against the Texans

November 11, 2012 by


Observations Before the game started, I was telling myself, I’d be OK if the Bears lost, but at least made it competitive.  I think they achieved that in this game if there’s any such thing as a moral victory.  It’s a regular season game, as long as they make the playoffs and the super bowl, […]

Elaborating on Beating Stereotype Threat

November 1, 2012 by


I’ve written about Stereotype Threat.  “Stereotype threat” is a fear a student has of confirming a stereotype that adversely perfects the performance of a task.  Example:  women drivers.  Asian drivers.  The black or Latino student in math class. Here’s what I gave as the “solution” to dealing with stereotype threat as it pertains to math […]