Author Archives: awtraughber

Interrogation Time

My afternoon television comfort food these last few months has been Brooklyn 99.  It’s got some great one-liners but doesn’t necessarily have as much “character evolution” as other sitcoms (which is a weird metric, I know).  I think I’ve shared … Continue reading

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What Never Crosses Your Mind

A little academic humor to bring the first week of the second quarter to a close.  Sally always has an interesting (and hysterical in its own way) response to the world of learning and grades.  This classic Peanuts strip helps … Continue reading

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Race Starting and Stopping

There’s a certain kind of dread that you feel when watching The Amazing Race on CBS.  Unlike other “reality” shows, there’s a real sense that any of us could be on the show and that any of a number of … Continue reading

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Exponential Learning

The week has gone well.  It’s been busy, but it’s also been good.  Today I got to see some students that I hadn’t been around in what feels like forever.  I got to take part in a couple of faculty … Continue reading

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“It Acts Like a Lens”

Today was our first official day of concurrent learning with a chunk of all four grades on campus.  We started the day with two assemblies (with two more to come on Thursday when the next group arrives).  The morning was … Continue reading

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Songs When Together

So it’s an hour before midnight, and we’re headed back to the classroom tomorrow.  We’ll have 4x as many students on campus as we did just prior to break, so it’s a new version of uncharted territory.  I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Magic before Rabbits

It’s a good day for Sunday strips in the comics. Today’s WuMo by Wulff and Morgenthaler is simple in execution while also being the kind of gag that makes you chuckle, partly for the expressions and partly because of the … Continue reading

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Firsts and a Last

Fall break is coming to an end.  And while it’s been shorter than usual, it has not been without significance. Earlier in the week, I got my first professional haircut in at least six months.  I was walking by a … Continue reading

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Like Yesterday, but with Better Resolution

Looks like U2 will be dropping more goodies between now and the 20th anniversary re-release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind.  Here’s a cleaned up clip of the band performing “Beautiful Day” from Boston in 2001.  The heart-shaped stage … Continue reading

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A Summer’s Sign of Success

A Frazz comic apropos for my semi-annual visit to the dermatologist: (image from gocomics.com)

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