Archive for January, 2007

something I’ve never understood

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Let’s say a particular college class is made up of 20 19-year-old students who know nothing about the subject of the class, and one 45-year-old professor who has studied that subject for his entire life. I would think that the best way to conduct the class would be for the professor to tell the 19-year-olds some of the things he’s learned. But no, the way it’s done is for the 19-year-olds to sit around talking about the subject they know nothing about while the professor sits, nods, and gives everyone As. This is called “learning styles.” I don’t understand.

I am not funny

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

I heard on the radio that California is considering a law against spanking children under the age of 3. Penalties could include jail time or fines of up to $1000. I don’t know, putting children under 3 in jail seems kind of harsh to me, and where is a little kid going to get $1000?

one month

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Well, since I last posted, I’ve been doing all sorts of exciting things. I celebrated a major Christian holiday, experienced the beginning of an entirely new year, and since then, have erased all vestiges of the major holiday from my living room. Non-stop excitement!
What’s that you say? You’ve been doing exactly the same thing? Well then, I guess I’m not so unique. Let’s see, what else have I been up to?
I’ve started teaching another class–a World History survey. Wheeee! Also, I watched the big 24 season premiere(s). I’ve struggled with the German language in which many dissertation-related materials are written. I have made and drunk several pots of tea, checked my email on a semi-regular basis, and spoken on the phone with family and friends. One day, Andy and I ordered pizza. That was a good day.
Hope you are having a good New Year too!