Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jeff Sessions and Special Needs Education

My wife wrote an essay about our experience and how Jeff Sessions seems poorly suited to look after the interests of special needs education:

Many people in the disability community are concerned that Sessions may fail to uphold the educational rights of children with disabilities. In a 2000 speech to the U.S. Senate titled, Education Discipline and IDEA, Sessions argued that “special treatment for certain children…may be the single most irritating problem for teachers throughout America today.” He was referring to children with documented disabilities who meet the strict eligibility criteria for receiving special education services. The underlying message in the speech is that children with disabilities who exhibit behavioral challenges should be disciplined or segregated from their peers in general education.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time to animate a dead horse

We're gettin' necromantic folks. The calamity of the probable election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency is prompting me to dust off my old political blog. Let's do what we can to save our nation from this unfolding disaster.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Just seeing if this thing is alive

I'm testing.

Monday, May 04, 2015

My Kerbal Space Program flag

IN VACUUM, AD NIHILUM

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Federal Reserve Chair

Dear President Obama: Please appoint a Federal Reserve Chair who will take unemployment (i.e. the interest of workers) at least as seriously as inflation (i.e. the interest of banks with outstanding loans). The economy is still very crummy for a lot of people and the person in this position should have some sense of urgency about that.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I will be performing Dust Storm at Theatre Esprit Asia in Denver on May 30th and June 1st.

PlayHaven is hiring!

I'm half-posting this just because I'm afraid my blog will "expire" or something if I don't. But PlayHaven is hiring! I mainly post to Facebook now, so if you happen to be an Internal Monologue reader who isn't already my FB friend you should find me there. I like keeping this blog around because at some point I might wish to publish things to the world rather than just my FB community.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Finally, an Update to Storyteller Dice Roller!

And this blog! Apple has accepted my update to Storyteller Dice Roller, my little tabletop RPG utility app. Wow, the Blogger interface has changed a lot.

Friday, July 20, 2012

We're not supposed to talk about the guns

Digby:
So I understand from the twitter scolds that we are not supposed to talk about this mass murder except to share clinical details about what happened and express condolences to the victims. The shutting down any discussion of the social, cultural and political implications of yet another horrific act of deadly gun violence is becoming more and more successful after each event.
Amen. Let's stop pretending there's nothing we can do about this. I'd like to make gun control a politically respectable issue again. I think there should be a hell of a lot of red tape involved in owning a gun. I don't think the Second Amendment refers to individuals, but rather to a "well-regulated militia".