Recent Posts - page 2

  • WHAT’S A SWEETHEART LIKE YOU, DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS?

    “Steal a little and they throw you in jail, steal a lot and they make you king.” – Bob Dylan “We got a lot of kings out here.” – TC Weber   I’ve spent a lot of time this week… Read More ›

  • RE-IMAGINATION, OR JUST REBRANDING

    “Once I called Miami City Hall a “bribe factory,” and another time described Tallahassee as a “festival of whores.” Too subtle? Possibly.” – Carl Hiaasen   An interesting event occurred Last Friday, MNPS announced its new literacy initiative, Literacy Re-imagined…. Read More ›

  • CONSTRUCTING UNICORN BARNS

    “These stories aren’t told for the same reason you can’t go to the circus and see yetis riding on unicorns while playing bagpipes built out of skittles.” – Peter Greene, CURMUDGUCATION   I have two kids enrolled in MNPS. One… Read More ›

  • TO LAUGH, OR TO CRY

    “The flute of the Pied Piper of Hamelin has never left us and it is essential that we train our ear to detect its false notes because in our case the flute is being played by the rats.” ― Dimitris… Read More ›

  • ARGUING OVER MARKETING TERMS

    “If I were going to tell one of my sons how to possess the world, I would simply bring him into my house, show him that solid wall of books, and say to him: ‘the secret is in there somewhere,… Read More ›

  • PLEASE APPLY MORE CARE

    “Oh, come off your perch!” said the other man, who wore glasses. “Your premises won’t come out in the wash. You wind-jammers who apply bandy-legged theories to concrete categorical syllogisms send logical conclusions skallybootin’ into the infinitesimal ragbag. You can’t… Read More ›

  • HOW ABOUT A LITTLE CLARITY?

    “Hey, if it’s up to you about TNReady, vote “no”, because this year there are no snacks, longer recesses, or parades. Those are the only reasons I was in before. None of those happening, and I’m out” – Peter Weber,… Read More ›

  • SHOW ME THE MONEY

    “If I had a message to my contemporaries it is surely this: Be anything you like, be madmen, drunks, and bastards of every shape and form, but at all costs avoid one thing: success . . . If you are… Read More ›

  • CHANGING OUR PERSPECTIVE

    “It is a good lesson – though it may often be a hard one – for a man… to step aside out of the narrow circle in which his claims are recognized, and to find how utterly devoid of significance,… Read More ›

  • TIME FOR THE NEXT PHASE

    “For convenience, history is often viewed as a conflict between the instinct for order and the impulse toward chaos. Both are necessary: both are manifestations of the need to survive. Without order, nothing exists: without chaos, nothing grows. And yet… Read More ›