Monthly Archives: February 2012

My Day in Madrid

This story took place December 7, 2011 in Madrid, where I was visiting my cousin. I got up at the crack of noon. Jen headed off to class, leaving me to explore Madrid on my own. I wrote for a … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Sometime after noon I showered, got dressed and headed to Destin. As I approached Walden, I wondered just why it was that I was leaving the house in the first place. It just seemed like time to go, so I … Continue reading

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To Barcelona

This is also from December when I was in Spain. We got up pretty early to make it to the train to the airport. I don’t know what time it was, but it was way before noon. If you have … Continue reading

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Does anyone care anything at all about education research? Anything?

This is a response to Diane Ravitch’s piece Do politicians know anything at all about schools and education? Anything? I recommend that you read it. She is right on. Seriously, if you are going to read this, you must, must … Continue reading

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Why not to learn about typesetting

I do virtually all of my writing in Emacs. Part of the reason is that at some point in my past I started using LaTeX. If you had too, you would think this is really funny.

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Another Lovely Day in Barcelona

Here’s more from my trip to Barcelona. It was December 9, 2011. I’m in Birmingham right now and leave for Ecuador (not in my van) in two days (Wednesday). Our first full day in Barcelona, Jen and I got up … Continue reading

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I got my kiss

When I was on the way to Ecuador with my mom and my aunt, deplaning in Miami, I noticed a hat under the seat in the row ahead of me. I grabbed the hat and took it to the flight … Continue reading

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Return from Barcelona

This is from back in December when I was in Madrid with my cousin Jen. We had spent two days in Barcelona and were headed back to Madrid. As I post this I am in Quito, Ecuador. It turns out … Continue reading

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I Love the Nightlife

One time, when was in Quito, Ecuador, Clem Snide, came and played a free concert in El Mariscal, the place where the cool people go. I went with my cousins, who have two children under seven and do not often … Continue reading

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Things You Can See in Quito

My mom, aunt, and I paid for someone to drive us around Quito and tell us what the stuff was. We got a great view of the city from the top of this hill. It was called something like Panacea, … Continue reading

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My New House

One of the reasons that I extended my stay in Ecuador to about six weeks instead of nine days was to really travel. Sure, I spent five or six months driving Walden around the states, and even to Canada, where … Continue reading

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