Category Archives: Education

Hang Your Kid’s Scrapbooks on the Wall

  During a recent weekend, we spent some quality geeky time at a friend’s house. … But before we headed over, my friend called and asked my kids to collect some things from nature. Dead bugs, leaves, sticks, anything interesting or … Continue reading

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Talk Radio: All Froth and No Chocolate

The new payola! The money is not in music, however; it’s in politics. Crooks and Liars pointed to an article in Tablet Magazine on a business known as Premiere on  Call. What do they do? They provide fake radio callers. … Continue reading

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Innocent Pleasures

Lee Siegel, author of “Against the Machine” A recent study published by AVG, an Internet security company, found that 92 percent of American children have an online presence by the time they are 2. One third of mothers in the United … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Government Touch My Medicare

Thomas Jefferson: “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” Paul Krugman: 44 percent of Social Security recipients, and 40 percent of Medicare recipients, believe that they don’t benefit from any government social program. Medicare Recipients … Continue reading

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Chess Books for Kids

I am currently teaching a four year old how to play chess. These may help. Get Your Kids Playing Chess Quickly With These Great Training Books | GeekDad | Wired.com

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Note to High School Counselors Everywhere

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Profiles in Cowardice

Despite 80 years of court battles ousting creationism from public classrooms, most public high school biology teachers are not strong advocates for evolution. While vocal advocates of intelligent design and similar non-scientific alternatives to evolution are a minority, more than … Continue reading

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