Category: Politics & News

  • Grade Inflation And Bullshit

    Adapted from a twitter thread. Remember back at the end of September when it came out that a university professor Chris Healy was part of the pro-fascism deadly protest in Charlottesville five years ago? Well, it’s important to connect the dots sometimes because he’s also the person who collected data on grade inflation that has […]

  • Alberta’s Draft Curriculum Is Built on Sandy Ground

    A former twitter thread In June 2021 Calgary Herald published an opinion piece by Dr. Martin Mrazik. It had a lot of issues, but most importantly it tipped the hand about how shaky the foundation of Alberta’s now introduced new curriculum was. “The capacity to critically think emerges from a solid foundation of well-sequenced factual […]

  • Thoughts on “The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be”

    A former twitter thread This is thoughts inspired by a book review of The Real World of College: What higher education is and what it can be, so take from that what you will. I empathize with what they’re talking about, and I have to assume that the book itself talks about this, but the […]

  • Transformation in Religious Display

    I recently went down to the San Juan Islands in Washington State. It’s a route I’ve been taking for about 30 years, and I remember the view from the Aerostar window and how it has evolved since the early 90s. Because I drove that route at least 3 times a year as a kid and […]