Let's face it--if you've ever talked with a teacher, parent, student (or better yet, pretty much anybody with a shred of connection to education and isn't paid by the textbook companies), the issue of "standardized testing" comes up eventually...and never with a true smile. I became a certified teacher in 2008. When training in college, … Continue reading #028–What POSITIVE purpose does standardized testing have?
I'm not a big sports fan, so there's not much of a reason for me to watch ESPN in the first place. But I really got wondering what the deal was when I saw the Poker championships on ESPN. Uh...I'm confused. Is poker a sport? What would make it a sport? Seriously, is it a … Continue reading #027–Blitz Q: Why do they show the World Series of Poker on ESPN?
This is a question I've been wanting to ask for years, because the older I get, the more I'm scratching my head going "wait, isn't Congress supposed to do ______?" I find it a bit dismaying that the leaders that are supposed to most closely represent our wishes at the highest levels of government seem … Continue reading #026–How much power has Congress given away to the Executive Branch?
Considering how lengthy the list will become, it made sense to post a general page with links to the previous blog posts every "quarter mile." I chose 25 because it seemed like a good place to start (and admittedly, I'm still working on #26, so there). So, to recap, here's the 1st 25 questions I … Continue reading My 1st 25 questions: the ponder-able & crazy, silly & serious that made the band.
(Title edited because I forgot how to count) This is a question that's been bugging me for many years. In the age of sexual harassment seminars and iffy rules on dating in the workplace, it still amazes me that some people do date someone from work and may eventually get married. I guess when you've … Continue reading #025–Do couples who live & work together have a work-life balance, & how do they do it without going crazy?
DISCLAIMER: I am not a parent, so I will humbly request that you put your pitchforks & torches away for a few minutes...or at least go sharpen the blades in a quiet corner. Thanks. I don't know how I ended up reading or researching on this a couple of weeks ago--I just know it's an intriguing … Continue reading #024–Is it okay to ban kids from certain restaurants (or at certain times)?
I guess this weekend's events are still taking up space in my noggin (see yesterday's post), because I know I had other questions I could've asked today. But damn it--with our everyday lives being forced online, how the hell are we realistically supposed to be protected and protect ourselves? Now, some might be of the … Continue reading #023–How are we supposed to realistically protect ourselves & our identities online?
If you're anything like me--someone who grew up watching too many Western films on VCR or classic movie channels--then you know what I'm talking about here. The lone rider is on his horse, looking over the vast expanse with a few bushes, rocks and scattered little trees (or cacti, if it's the desert). The sun rises and he sets off (or it sets and he makes camp)...
Well, yesterday's musing post made me dive into this question a bit deeper. I'm really wanting to find my niche, and I love volunteering for things I'm interested in and believe in. As a docent/tour guide at my volunteering stint, I wish I could do it all the time. The people who come in to … Continue reading #021–How do you find a non-profit to work for (& be paid for it)?
And by salad I mean a bowl/plate full of spinach or lettuce with other assorted crunchy veggies and a trillion other possibilities. I can't help it. Ever since I saw that little red printing on the label, under the huge letters proudly proclaiming MIRACLE WHIP, well, I've wondered...why the hell isn't it a "sandwich spread" instead … Continue reading #020–Does anybody actually use Miracle Whip as a “salad dressing” on actual “salad?”