UnSATisfactory: “THE DRAMATIC decline in SAT scores announced yesterday raises the issue of whether there is something wrong with the new test or, even more worrisome, with the lessons being taught in high schools.”

Could it be that the test has run up against “the Test”. Wouldn’t it be right about now that the teaching to the test in “no child left behind” begins to show results in the students taking the SAT tests? Just a thought…Being from Texas we have had the benefit of the Bush doctrine of education a little longer than most…


Friday Musing

This caught my eye this morning for no particular reason…

The Writer’s Almanac from American Public Media: “On this day in 1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel. In twenty-one hours and forty-five minutes, he swam from Dover, England, to Calais, France. Nine years later, he drowned in Niagara Falls, trying to swim across and under the churning water.”

As a counterpoint, my Zen Calendar Quote for today…

soaking into the rocks,
the cicada’s cries.” BASHO

Think about those two extremes, total and constant motion and sound of the ocean and the waterfall and the stillness of the rock as the sounds of the night soak into silence.

My North Carolina Dream includes the waterfall and the stillness of the rock so for today let’s contemplate this image…

Photo of the Day

This small waterfall on Clark Creek is one of my favorite things about the area….


Busy at the office–Hot at home

It has been a very busy time for me at the day job…which is keeping my posting down here.

So just to keep something going here is:

The Photo of the Day

This was a shot taken at Hoover Dam in January 2005…I feel like this fella’ when I walk outside this week.