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Fables of the Deconstruction

Mellow my mind

As a writer, I recognize the importance of clarity. I try to use the simplest words to express my ideas. A recent survey of my vernacular revealed that I use the same 487 words almost exclusively.

Summary of My Discontent

I will write for you

Besides my own mom, who was an excellent mom, I had plenty of other moms when I was growing up. Across the alley, there was Tommy’s mom.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Clarity on soulful public educators

There is no more spectacular a tutorial on great teaching than Ella Fitzgerald in her element. Behold her 1979 performance of “Make Me Rainbows” on YouTube.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Love is a rose

The monster got away. I had walked up to the store out on the state road, and I was gone for a couple hours. It had never been a problem before.

Summary of My Discontent

Hands-free Internet

“Three prominent venture capital funds want software developers to know they are on the hunt for apps and software for Google Glass, the company’s Internet-connected glasses.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Remembering history

Sen. Rand Paul is seemingly on a mission to tie black folks back to their past and the Republican Party.

Stop Calling Me Surly

A beloved chef’s last supper

Beyond the womb, no place on Earth was safer than inside Joe Gadansky’s embrace. His famous hugs surrounded and enveloped — and held us close enough to feel his heartbeart.

Fables of the Deconstruction

I’ll never fall in love again

I originally wrote this for the April Fool’s Day “Fake Issue,” but it got cut, so I had to rewrite it for this ordinary, “real” issue.

Summary of My Discontent

The education blame game

Thank you for downloading the Public Education Blame Game, now available for iOS, Android and all major video-game platforms. The Blame Game will provide entertainment for decades to come!

Stop Calling Me Surly

Downtown, we’ve got a problem

I don’t get downtown much anymore. I may go to pay a parking ticket — or get yet another. But I’m learning.