Feeling Emotions Pull

Feeling Emotions Pull

On the March 29, 2016 episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Fallon hosted musical guest Michael Stipe, the frontman of R.E.M., who performed a beautiful rendition of David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold the World” in promotion of the upcoming…

Teaching Civics in the Year of The Donald

Teaching Civics in the Year of The Donald

Earlier this year, I asked my 8th grade social studies class to raise their hand if they would be turning fourteen before November.  Most of them raised their hands.  “That means,” I told them, “that you will be able to…

Inspirational Songs: R.E.M.’s “I Believe”

Inspirational Songs: R.E.M.’s “I Believe”

In my previous post I was discussing my pursuit of employment, which has its unique challenges and while I largely kept it based on reason and logic, I felt I should punctuate it with something full of positive feeling. One of…

3.17.2016: Restate My Assumptions

3.17.2016: Restate My Assumptions

It’s been about 2 months and I’m dozens of applications deep into my job search which has, thus far, yielded no results. Not even an interview. For the past week or two, I’ve been assessing my approach and presentation to…