Superintendent Gamers!

When I tell most folks my age that the PS5 in our home is mine and not my kids’ I am most often met with a little grin and “really?” When I tell them, yup, it’s mine and if my kids are lucky I will let them game on it, I usually elicit a brief laugh and then we move on to another topic. I don’t think some folks entirely believe me! That’s why my …

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1st Workout Music List of 2022

Helped during resistance workout today! Nino-The Linda LindasOh Well-Deep PurpleGood Ones-Charlie XCXSpike the Punch-Alex LaheySkinny Dipping—Stand AtlanticKnead-Illumanati HottiesPool Hopping-Illumanati HottiesWhen I’m Gone-Alesso & Katie PerryCould Have Been Me-HalseyRaspberry Beret-PrinceMonsters-All Time LowSugar, Were’ Goin’ Down-Fall Out BoySong 2-BlurAre You Gonna Go My Way-Lenny KravitzGood Times Bad Times-Led ZepplinBring Me to Life-EvanescenceOblivion-Royal BloodTake My Breath-The WeekndEnemy-Imagine DragonsDirty Little Animals-Bones UKDon’t Be so Hard on Yourself-Alex LaheyYou Will Never Work in Television Again-The SmileChampagne Problems-InnaCola Song-InnaGot You-Potty MouthNot …

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Should E-Sports be a “Sport” in Schools?

Definitely! There are a (hopefully) growing number of schools offering electronic sports as a competitive option for students. Some folks question whether or not e-sports are worthy of being made a team sport or even whether such participation is appropriate as a school sponsored event.

Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart

Great game for the PS5. I started this game at the beginning of December 2021 and finished it over this year’s holiday break. As the middling gamer that I am, I did not have a lot of trouble with the skill elements in the game. The best thing about this game is its sense of fun and humor. The weapons you get to dispense baddies with and the baddies themselves are hilarious. Comments from your …

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Middle Aged Gamer

First off, I am not a gamer of any note at all.  Discord, Twitch?  Those are disagreements with others and what my right eye begins to do when a staff member enters my office and says, “So you think we’ve seen everything?  Wait’ll you hear this…” I am a longtime, mediocre at best, game player of many decades.  When Pong came out I spent many hours bouncing that square “ball” between stick “players” at a …

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Peppers

When we tried to grow regular old bell peppers, they never ripened. So we tried jalapeños and they did very well. That’s great as Ian and I enjoy adding the canned peppers to meals throughout the year!

Why gardening?

I love being in our garden. Folks not from the U.P. are often surprised at the gardening we can do here. As you can see, these delphiniums are quite happy–that’s them not yet at their complete height! Our home here has a lot of room for gardening and I’ve been slowly getting rid of sod since we moved in here eight years ago. Why? Because I keep running out of space for my plants! Gardening …

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Elites and Ron DeSantis

Thoughts from a post by Diane Ravitch at: https://dianeravitch.net/category/curriculum/ regarding curriculum, critical race theory (CRT), and the definition of ‘elites.’ Ms. Ravitch quotes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis regarding CRT, “Nobody wants this crap, OK? This is an elite-driven phenomenon being driven by bureaucratic elites, elites in universities and elites in corporate America and they’re trying to shove it down the throats of the American people.” Clearly Gov. DeSantis is using the word ‘elite’ as a …

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“Get your fake in early”

Years ago when Ricki was pregnant with our first child, Ian, a colleague at Cass Tech told me how thrilled he was for us and told me, “Get your fake in early.” I looked at him quizzically and asked him what that meant. A little background first. My friend had been a sergeant with the the Detroit Police Department before retiring and becoming involved in the education field. He shared that he knew whether or …

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