Wednesday, November 26, 2008

First Man of Steel

"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement." Charles Schwab

but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. " Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

John Mayer and the Bruins

When I read Mr. Dewar's blogs, listening to "Say" by John Mayer, I thought that Mr. Dewar has a great eye for pictures and a nice camera to snap pics. Be careful he will get you when you least expect it. (Sorry Mr. Barth) Also I can see that food is a popular topic that attracts, and rightfully so, a massive amount of attention. I am always on the look out for new restaurants and I have a long standing reputation for eating a dorito or two. But I look forward to Thanksgiving and overeating every year more than most holidays. But I am going to change this year. I promise myself not to have that overeating pain in my stomach this year when I am done my third dessert Thursday. And mean forever not just Thanksgiving Thursday.
Well if I am not eating, what should I fill my time with. I will be filling my time as I always do. Getting my swell on at the gym and playing/ coaching hockey are my past times.
I think that is change we should all get behind. Less overeating and OOOOh we a great hockey team in Boston now. I know it is a shocker, but remember I called it. I knew it was going to be a good season for the Bruins, I just thought it would take until January for them to gel as a team. I also have an eye for football talent. I thought there was something about Matt Cassel. He is alright to the tune of back to back 400 yard weeks. I guess you can say what you need say my optics are as good as Mr. Dewar finding a resting Barth.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

60 Minutes: How business should Run

How to give back and people in Norton better off.

As a school we should give back to the community. I know of numerous programs we have at the high school that give back. Even businesses give back with grants and donations like Raytheon, Best Buy, Roche Brothers, Dunkin Donuts and Toshiba. You ever hear of the phrase we live in a small world. Well, we live in a small town. This is the story of a Recycling company of all companies that lie, cheat, and lose track a greater and more rewarding responsibility of people.

The Internet changed everything. In fact the 2008 one can argue the Presidential election came down to the Internet. Obama used it to gain more support than McCain.

Americans don't see how very small the world's become. One such company is "Executive Recycling" out of Colorado. Company's should have a social component and give back, because good American companies make more money when they put a greater good of all first. They do this by recycling and giving back with grants and donations.

High Schools give back to their communities as well. In fact I head up a group of grant writers and they need to be involved in the community because they are looking for money to improve it.
Executive Recycling sent old computer monitors to Hong Kong to be illegally disposed and by doing so harmed the health of children and works with harmful chemicals. The president of the company "Didn't know" they were sending the poisonous Cathode Ray Tubes across the Pacific. An irresponsible environmentalist sounds like an oxymoron, that is what we have. Business's foolishly and irresponsible think of themselves. The world is not one big market just to be taken advantage. And good for 60 Minutes for thinking the entire world should be valued and may soon we will see a "good for all" at the top of schools and companies mission statements. At least my students will see that they have more than a civic duty but a global duty to make all better off.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Neil Degrasse Tyson... Nova

Music and Math

I am a member on the committee searching STEM. We are trying to write grants for buses. That's right we need grant money from grants, with lump sum money rather than matriculating, and we need bus money. In order to go on field trips we need money but no one, teachers included with students, even know where we can go. Well some teachers know where we can go, like math and physics day at six flags for calculus students, but still that is 20 to get in with a 25 bus fee. More for the bus than to get inside the park. We need grants and we need the right kind. In the future containing instability, education should always be one forever improving process,thats fun.

I am listening Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence. and Ray Lamontagne You are the Greatest thing, and Albert King Cold Feet.