April 5th is a very special day to lots of people, 1980 – 2020 . . .

(this part written late on 4/4/20): April 5, 2020, 40 years since R.E.M. played their first show--  no band name yet, hadn't decided yet, at Kathleen O'Brien's birthday party at the old St Mary's church in Athens GA on Oconee Street on the way down the hill toward the river. I wasn't there-- even then … Continue reading April 5th is a very special day to lots of people, 1980 – 2020 . . .

One of the Weirdest Board Meetings Ever, October 3, 2019 Work Session

Athens/CCSD/Georgia education friends: And on the third day, I finally finished watching this surreal marathon of a BOE Work Session-- check out these highlights, if you can call anything here a highlight. Maybe somebody needs to do a 30 minute cut of some of the really "entertaining" parts like these: >>The parts from about 1:00- … Continue reading One of the Weirdest Board Meetings Ever, October 3, 2019 Work Session

Like boats passing in the twilight

Athens education friends, CCSD friends, well it seems that sadly, the #slowmovingtrainwreckdumpsterfire has gained some momentum: here goes (with apologies and full credit to @SethAbramson^ for the inspiration) "With last night's latest in a flurry of CCSD announcements, on a Friday evening, the district’s unbearably slow-moving chaos machine has gathered steam: there have now been 15* principal … Continue reading Like boats passing in the twilight