Masters done. Now I await judgment.
Got myself a Teaching credential and have now moved to the East bay and have been forgetting this site.
Now teaching over in the Pinole Valley. Still trying to convince teenagers that education is worthwhile and Biology is fascinating or even interesting. Who am I kidding I would settle for getting them to sit still and acknowledge my existence.
Science: A tear at the edge of creation
Politics: Anything Noam Chomsky,
Addiction and ADD: Gabor Maté
I like most movies/tv but if you can't handle continues remarks you won't like watching them with me. Mystery science theater 3000, 'nuff said. Reality TV seems like a waste with so much reality readily available.
Hip Hop is all I buy these days but I do enjoy most types of music, blues, blue grass, folk, the chieftains oh and The Buena Vista Club. Hip-Hop: Anticon, Hieroglyphics, Living Legends, Fat Jon, Ultramagnetic MCs, Sole, Alias, Boggie Monsters...
All Food is Good. Mexican Food is especially good.
Not really thinking about sea lions anymore and more about how I can get kids to sit still and pay attention long enough for anything I say to sink in.
Second year of teaching, now they will generally sit still but still struggling with how I am supposed to teach kids the abstract concepts of biology when many of them are incapable of abstraction. Secondly trying to raise their interest in the complex intricacies of biology while they try and navigate the complex and new world of high school, emotional relationships not to mention the reality of an economically terrorizing job market working its "magic" on their parents or support systems. "Oh but really Biology is really important..."
Atypically I find myself ten feet from the Kings River beer in hand pontificating (see photo, unfortunately I had to return the suit to my cousin).
Starting to broaden my local favorites here in Oakland, finding some good spots. Mainly restaurants but the occasional bar.