Archive for May, 2013

Probably Overthinking Things

Posted May 23, 2013 By Dave Thomer

So it’s late at night, the rain woke me up, and instead of going back to bed I’m trying to cull from a bunch of resources to find a way to present information about the culture and religion of the Roman Empire to my students. These are the moments that really test my decision to […]

Into Gray: The Moral Murk of the New Star Trek Movie

Posted May 22, 2013 By Dave Thomer

So over the weekend I got a chance to see Star Trek Into Darkness. I don’t want to do a full-fledged review here, but I will say that I felt about this movie much the same as I did about the first rebooted Trek movie in 2009: It looks great, the writers and actors really […]

Tales of Tuesdays

Posted May 21, 2013 By Dave Thomer

Three weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a poetry slam organized by one of my colleagues at Parkway Center City High School, a public high school that draws students from all over the city. I doubt that my English-teacher colleagues missed the irony that while dozens of students stayed after school to watch […]