I’ve watched the support for a high school that fields a state championship football team. It’s a pleasant support to watch. I see conflict about a teacher showing an R-rated movie about the life of Frida Kahlo in class – some want punishment for the teacher, others write of the teacher’s quality. I have to… Continue reading Supporting our Local School
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” -Lewis Carroll
It’s time to watch the Consumer Price Index again. The CPI is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS) and the recent release shows an inflation level that hasn’t been seen since Obama was a president. “The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis… Continue reading Welcome Back Carter
Oh the Road & Around the Pond This is an exciting time of year as we await the appearance of babies. We have does with rounded bellies. We have yet to see a fawn. The fall burning of tree stumps around the yard resulted in holes and burrows that were not always filled before winter… Continue reading On the Road and Around the Pond
In the mid-eighties, I taught at Trinidad State Junior College, where I learned that the names Carson, Bowman and Simpson belonged to Hispanic students. I recollect one beginning student hanging back at the end of class, to ask “Mr. McCurry, did you notice that we were the only white people in this class?” I hadn’t… Continue reading Mexican Cornbread
The mind is not a vessel to be built, but a fire to be kindled. -Plutarch
This past week held the anniversary of my moving up to Trego to join my wife, Sam… As such, it also held the anniversary of my meeting the best firearm evangelists I’ve yet encountered.
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One of the aspects of modern life that is complicated by being faceblind is television. There’s a rather small part of the brain dedicated to facial recognition (and to recognizing a number of other things, as it turns out). Without it doing that job, the faceblind are left unable to recognize faces. There are a… Continue reading Movies for the Faceblind