Archive for September, 2012

Hitting the Reset Button

Posted September 10, 2012 By Dave Thomer

Playing a little bit with the time space continuum, AKA the timestamp, on this post. I’ve talked about my natural nocturnalism before, and it’s pretty clear that it doesn’t work well with a schedule where you need to be out of the house by 7 AM. Last week I would get home, take a nap […]

Family Time

Posted September 9, 2012 By Dave Thomer

Celebrated my niece’s second birthday today, which was nice. My mom gave me an office chair that she found uncomfortable and which seems like a vast improvement over the last one I was using, but we’ll see how it holds up over the next few days. I also gave my brother back is copy of […]

Reading Choices

Posted September 8, 2012 By Dave Thomer

It’s amazing to me how much I can read thanks to the Internet. When I was a kid, I’d get one newspaper a day and maybe a newsmagazine or two each week. Now I’m practically inundated with online magazines, the blogs connected to those magazines, blogs by experts in fields like political science and education. […]

Brain Still Fried

Posted September 7, 2012 By Dave Thomer

First day of class today, and my brain is friend. Whoever had the bright idea to move political conventions to September was no friend to political junkie teachers, I’ll tell you that. Been pulling thoughts together and hoping to say more this weekend. I was reading a New York magazine piece comparing Clinton’s and Obama’s […]

Speech Overload

Posted September 6, 2012 By Dave Thomer

Between Bill Clinton turning “Arithmetic!” into an applause line, John Kerry using Rocky IV to slam Mitt Romney, and Joe Biden’s irrepressible Joe Bidenness, I won’t have the brainpower to fully process the speeches from the Democratic Convention until the weekend. But here’s my favorite part of President Obama’s speech: So you see, the election […]

We Interrupt This Blogcast

Posted September 5, 2012 By Dave Thomer

I did a blog post as part of the convention coverage for Women Rise Up Now, a women’s rights site run by Pattie and my friend Jen. So I will direct you there for this evening’s bloggery. Empathy and the More Perfect Union

Can’t Get Into the Game

Posted September 4, 2012 By Dave Thomer

I am sure that mine is not the only household where this is true, but it certainly defies stereotypes. My wife is far, far more interested in the start of the NFL season than I am. I was already feeling iffy about the sport giving its reliance on violence and the possible effect on players’ […]

Circles Complete

Posted September 3, 2012 By Dave Thomer

I started my first year as a full-time high school teacher in 2009, 20 years after I started my first year as a high school student. So I guess this is the year I’m supposed to graduate. Not that I expect to go anywhere, but it is a year that I expect to make some […]

Some Days You Just Can’t Get Rid of a Blog (Post)

Posted September 2, 2012 By Dave Thomer

I’m falling asleep at my desk and I’ve been sitting here for an hour trying to come up with something to say. Saw Dark Knight Rises today but I still haven’t unpacked what I think of it, except that I prefer Inception. I’m thinking about writing some posts this week that will link back and […]

Nobody Knows Anything

Posted September 1, 2012 By Dave Thomer

Fifteen years ago I was working at a PR firm. In the summer of ’97, Steve Jobs had recently returned to Apple and the big news was that Microsoft had agreed to invest $150 million in Apple to help keep the company stable. I remember looking at the front page of a newspaper that had […]