Tuesday morning, before heading north, I went to a coffee shop in order to get caught up on my email—for while I might be on vacation, some aspects of work need somewhat regular attention.
I found myself on Colfax Avenue at 18:00 CET – a warm, sunny, Tuesday morning at 10 in Denver.
For the statistically inept, and those who like to be scared shitless because they don’t understand numbers, the FBI has just released its very first App, the “Child ID App”.
Amusingly the FBI uses some numbers that I’ve seen before to scare the shit out of idiots:
A child goes missing every 40 seconds. Many [...]
One thing that constantly amazes me is how people take things that they read or hear as truth without once questioning whether what they are reading or hearing is accurate.
Whether reading the Indianapolis Star, the Indiana Daily Student, the Economist, or The New York Times, I read critically—pondering whether or not what the writers [...]
I’m not an education expert, but I’ve long felt that education is far too important to be left to the educators.
It’s also in terrible shape due to stupid pieces of legislation like the No Child Left Behind Act which focuses on easily measurable, and consequently, totally useless skills that do not reflect the real [...]
Today marks 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
It’s also an excellent opportunity to talk about the difference between information and tacit knowledge because before I moved to Germany I was merely informed, after living in Germany I became knowledgeable.
Sitting here today it’s hard for me to mark [...]
I called Mom today.
As I often want to do, when I call her, I remind her of all the terrible things that happened to me during my childhood in Denver, trying to lay blame for everything wrong in my life at her feet.
Today was no different.
“Mom,” I started. “I can’t believe you [...]
Despite all the official statistics announcing an alarming decrease in the birthrate, Weimar seems to be full of parents pushing baby carriages around. I can think of four friends in my German context with young children or children on the way.
And since I’ve been in nostalgia mode of late, it reminded me of a [...]
The Favorite Webvideo at the Party is below, it raises an important question. How to Make a Caipirinha Cocktail Would you go to this bartending school? [...]
I’m in Regensburg for the Regensbloggers‘ Apartment Warming Party.
While my hosts are busy setting up, I am exploring Regensburg—I’ve never been here before and I have to confess, it’s a charming city. I can immediately see why its popular with tourists from both abroad and Germany.
The Regensburg Dom is a beautiful structure that [...]
My 10 o’clock appointment was cancelled today—so I was left twiddling my thumbs—the big project of the moment was at home, I was at the office, and so I started surfing—off to a wiki to get educated.
I learned the following:
Public school students in America have these characteristics:
30% fail to graduate [...]