Monday, August 30, 2010
I'm focusing a lot on the Humanities because that is now my area of study. My Masters will be a Masters of Liberal Studies concentrating on the Humanities. If I do indeed go on to doctoral work most likely I'll pursue a PhD in Humanities at The University of Texas Dallas. That of course could change with the wind. First things first...let's get the Masters done...and that may take awhile.
Anyway, Dave Egger's online literary journal, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, is serving as the current muse for such online meanderings.
photo: The new Wyly Theatre in Dallas. I snapped this photo a few months back while I wandering the streets of Dallas while Kimberly was attending a nearby convention.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I always find the playlist "Top 25 Most Played" on my iPod fascinating. Many of the songs I don't remember listening to that often. A few aren't even favorites of mine. Of course the list changes just about every time I play the thing. The list is just a snapshot. Here is the current Top 25. Weezer heavy as usual but an unusual amount of Buddy Holly and Ry Cooder. Newest discoveries are Surfer Blood and Kirsty MacColl (who died in 2000...I'm slow to discovering the good stuff sometimes.).
Everyday - Buddy Holly
Dearest - Buddy Holly
3 Cool Cats - Ry Cooder
I'm Your Daddy - Weezer
Trippin' Down the Freeway -Weezer
Love is the Answer - Weezer
D'yer Maker - Sheryl Crow
(If You're Wondering if I Want You to) I want you to - Weezer
Girl On My Mind - Buddy Holly
The Girl Got Hot - Weezer
I Melt With You - Modern English
Onda Callejera - Ry Cooder
Let it All Hang Out - Weezer
Besame Mucho (Live) - Raul Malo
Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads
Can't Stop Partying - Weezer
Island Girl - The Beach Boys
Got You (Where I Want You) - They Flys
Blue Turns to Grey - The Rolling Stones
Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
Los Chucos Suaves - Ry Cooder
Beverly Hills - Weezer
Tighten Up - The Black Keys
In These Shoes - Kristy MacColl
Catholic Pagans - Surfer Blood
Thursday, August 19, 2010
1st Period: World History
2nd Period: World History
3rd Period: AP World History
4th Period: AP World History
D Lunch (12:16-12:46)
5th Period: Conference
6th Period: AP European History
7th Period: World History.
Monday, August 16, 2010
This school year will be slam-bang busy. Busier than ever. Added to the usual grind is grad school. I haven't done real homework in fourteen years. Plus the Lion-Lamb Fellowship, the Kaufman Center for Human Rights, family and work...life will roll by in a blink. But I'm actually looking forward to it.
Grad school. Felt weird when the clerk at student services called me a student. I'm usually the teacher. It will be nice to be on the other side of the equation. And those student I.D. discounts will be nice at the movie theater.