Me: Maybe you should get your eyes checked. Him: I can see each leaf on that tree way over there. Me: What about close up stuff? Him: I can see each strand of your hair, including that big gray one. Me: You’d better be able to; you’re the reason it’s there.
I have finally finished Lev Grossman’s The Magicians. I say ‘finally’ because it took a long time. Not because I’m a slow reader, but because I was extremely bored & thus kept finding other things to read in between chapters.
Why did I even finish it? Well, it’s hard to call yourself a sci-fi [...]
One of the things I’ve learned this quarter is fewer students in the middle classes are attending the University of California now. Rich students can afford to pay the new high tuition. Working class students are eligible for need-based scholarships. Of course, many middle-class parents like me couldn’t afford UC tuition.
Our Assembly Speaker [...]
I’m in the midst of writing a response to a student essay on plagiarism. In the essay, the student claims that few people actually steal, that students are “confused” by the accessibility of the internet (thinking that the internet belongs to them), that music sampling is certainly not wrong, etc. The students briefly mentions [...]