Monday, July 14, 2014


Monrovia didn't want us in public school because she didn't like the GATE program.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Do you still want this?

I am stuck.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day Made

I received a complaint about my teaching after my first TA section this quarter. The professor called me in to talk about it. He showed me the email. It said I was rude and unprofessional. The students were not participating and one of the techniques I have been taught is to ask a question and let the silence fill the room, until the pressure gets to the student who can stand it the least and an answer, any answer, or possibly a question is offered to break it. It feels like a waste of time, but I try these techniques because I want to be a good TA and I can't get good until I'm willing to look bad.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spoilers and the Statutes of Limitations

I saw some friends on facebook complaining about how they expect the new Game of Thrones season will be spoiled for them all over their facebook feed thanks to advertisers, fan pages, and worst of all friends who don't know the statute of limitations.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Run the Wrong Way

Yesterday I woke up at 6 and went to the gym. I went up the stairs to the track. A sign tells you that 11 laps equals 1 mile. This sign also says Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays you're supposed to run clockwise, Tuesdays and Thursdays counterclockwise. There was one guy on the track by the time I arrived. He was walking counterclockwise. I began my run following the rules. I passed him going the other way a couple times before stopping beside him.

"I'm sorry, am I going the wrong way?" I asked.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


There's this story that goes God creates the first guy and tells him to name all the things. That's a fair portrayal of us in the world, going around pointing at new things and coming up with names for them. I know I do it.