I don't know a lot about car or bike racing, so I figure these are two things I should definitely weave into an analogy. Drafting: (not forcing people into military service or designing buildings) sticking close to the leader in order to better your own progress. Aerodynamics somehow work with windspeed and stuff to make … Continue reading Sacrifice The Goat (Part 3): Endgame
My name is Dan. This is my blog. I am from Texas, but I live in Florida, now. I am still hesitant to put my real info out here because of my job. I am a teacher. In this day and age of progressivism, if I were gay, transgender, black, or a communist that would … Continue reading This is Today: November 11
And the soul still burns. By now, the goat has moved from stunned surprise to acknowledgement of imminent demise. Its grip on life is as tenuous as social media's grip on reality. Death is but a heartbeat away. Capitalism vs. Socialism. Spoiler: Socialism loses, badly. Socialism is mechanized and rigid. It grows roots and pushes … Continue reading Sacrifice the Goat (pt. 2): To the Bone
The goat walked down the path and looked carefully from side to side. It was only a goat, and the world was ever so big. Every tree seemed to spring forward with alarming force. The leaves were angry fists, shaking in the wind. Even the wind whispered warning, and the sun was a spotlight on … Continue reading Sacrifice the Goat (Part 1)
If you have sixteen strangers stranded on an island, and you really want them to kill each other, what do you do? The easiest thing is to give half of them headbands with the word privilege printed prominently on the surface. Words are so powerful, and that power is so easily overlooked. It is easier … Continue reading Why privilege?
I am running for president in 2020. I will dominate and destroy all opposition. Anyone who thinks about running should consider themselves lucky that they are getting this advance notice of my impending occupation of our nation's highest office. Upon winning, I will paint the White House red (literally), make Mr. Feeny the Secretary of … Continue reading Hesitant President
Back to school If you could take a break from your life and go back to school to master a subject, what would it be? This is a beautifully ironic prompt in so many ways. First of all, mastering a subject is a ridiculous concept. Look at me, I am a math master; I know … Continue reading 365: Day 21- Back to School
Earworm Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week. What do I normally write about it? I normally write about whatever piques my curiosity or gnaws on my brain stem. Or raises my ire. Or whatever. Today, I am … Continue reading 365: Day 6- Earworm
Testing time. Test your might. Test your knowledge. Test everything.
My heart is heavy. My outrage is muted and my frustration repressed. There is a sickening in me. I seem to recall some movie or show wherein the diabolical killer fills the mouth of his victim with sand, creating an ugly, unusual death. I see this every day. I see my corner of the teaching … Continue reading We Don’t Teach