Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The R Word

As many of you know, I am adamantly opposed to the use of the word retard. In the past few weeks I have been amazed at how many really intelligent adults I know who use it.  It even showed up in a book I was reading.  I was so disappointed I am planning on writing the author. If you haven't read this before, take some time now-even if you have, reread it.  It changed my life.  I hope it does the same for you.

Friday, March 15, 2013

To This Day

I stumbled upon this poem (scroll down a bit and watch the video) the other day listening to a TED Talk.  The honesty and emotion expressed by the author are truly moving.  For me, the best part was the ending. Sharing a message of hope is so crucial to the fight against bullying.  It is so important for those who are feeling bullied or overwhelmed to know that it gets better.  This is one more example of that.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One Second Every Day - Part 2

Yesterday a student showed me an app for capturing one second every day (if you don't know, read the post from Feb. 6 below).  The app is so worth the $.99.   Check it out, and start capturing that video.  You won't regret it!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

We still can't beat nature

Just watched this interesting TED Talk.  It starts slow, but hang with it.  He really sets up his case, but what an amazing conclusion.  It just goes to show that often times we need to mimic nature, not improve on it.  I can't believe that we haven't heard more about this from livestock producers. It might catch on yet. . .