WCSD and the SBAC

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So, in a fit of masochism I went to Washoe County School District Board Meeting last week. I went because the agenda included a discussion of the SBAC assessment tests, which the school district has adopted. More specifically, I went because I wanted to understand why parents do not have an option to opt their […]

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Important Announcement – Eyes Only

Soooooo, whatΒ is the deal with this place? You’ve no doubt noticed that I haven’t shared any new information about the family, the kids and related stuffins. Don’t worry, I was under no pretense that you were here because you had any interest in me. That’s okay – I can take it. I made a decision […]

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Of Hairs and Stairs

So, what do you do for fun on a Saturday in April? Well, if you are me (you are not!) or one of a few other select individuals (you might be!), you might drag a grand piano up some stairs. Not just any stairs, mind you. These stairs would contain some wild twists and turns, […]

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R.I.P MT

Warts and all, this page is now Movable Type-free. If you don’t know what the big deal is then you’ve never used Movable Type. MT was the first actual blogging platform I ever used. Prior to that I had played with CMS tools like PHP-Nuke, but I think I finally made the move to MT […]

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Tell Me a Story

It’s no wonder that our world is falling apart when you consider what kinds of things we read to our kids. I’m shocked as I read to the kids; the stories can be quite startling. But the kids like the stories so I keep reading them anyway. One story they love is the story of […]

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Do You Know What Today Is?

Today is a historically significant day. Do you know why? That’s right! It’s National Doughnut Day! Celebrate today (and the closure of Krispy Kreme) by treating yourself to a delicious treat from Doughboys Donuts. Don’t forget to tell them Brad sent you! They’ll have no idea who you’re talking about, but I promise your donut […]

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Fun Facts

Did you know that Coke never goes bad? Even in a million years Coke will not go bad. Do you know why? The answer is quite simple and may surprise you. It’s because Coke cannot become something that it already is! Coke is disgusting. […]

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Checkout Ratio

I usually try to be happy and lighthearted, but I need to get serious for a moment. I’m sure you’ll all agree that the self-checkout lanes at Wal*Mart (or anywhere else) should be reserved for people with 10 items or less. Or, they could administer a proficiency exam to determine whether your skillz are such […]

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