This page is an embarrassment. I'm glad to see so many posts have no comments at all. The man who runs it is bitter and mean, a juco part-timer who should be ashamed.
You missed a plot twist in the long-running saga of who's-moderating-the-page, Rafael, but if you can't keep up*, I'm not cluing you in. *or don't want to keep up, which would be fine with me, really. There are plenty of other blogs to read and comment on, or not, as you choose. But if you're going to insult the RGM(s) (i.e., those in charge) effectively, you really have to keep up with who they/he/she are/is. At the moment, you're sounding like the student who walks into class 15 minutes late, and proceeds to ask all the questions the instructor answered in the first five minutes. And yes, like our students, we're rolling our eyes behind your back.
Oh, and suggesting association with a "juco"/community college is *not* an insult around here. The community college professors are the front-line troops, exposed to the absolute worst of the misery, but advancing nevertheless, doing their best by their students, and, incidentally, protecting the rest of us from the worst fallout of the K-12 system (which is, I hasten to add, not the fault of the K-12 teachers, the great majority of whom are also doing their best in very difficult circumstances). Those of us in more privileged positions regard community college teachers with the same respect that someone who contributed to a war from a relatively protected position regards those who experienced weeks or months of live fire. Our hats are off to them, and if you want to hang around here without getting roughed up, yours better be, too.
Yo Rafael,Just for that, I am going to be gratuitously vicious, cruel, and mean to my class on Monday, and there isn't a thing you can do about it, you pathetic little minnow dick, since I have tenure. I am laughing at you, and your mom.
Chill winds harm us notPosturing is his natureHonest_Prof, again
Go tell Rafael that CM ain't taking no jive.
I'm still a bit confused about whether the Alpaca need to be fed, or are in the freezer waiting to be eaten. Maybe Fab's mention of alpaca stew was just a ploy to lure Cal back to the compound? Also, is (A)(a)lpaca capitalized or not? And Greta's haiku nearly always have a natural (as well as a higher ed-induced misery) element. I don't know whether that counts as "focus[ing] on nature," but whatever they are, they're pretty cool, and always cheer me up (even when they're depressing. In that way, they're the quintessence of CM: letting the misery out somehow makes it better).
Sun on the green leavesmakes me aware of a fact:Rafael is a bore
fuck you, I'm jucono ivory towers, no ivy-covered walls:academe's potato fields
I'm juco too, PhilWe can teach the pants off of'flakes like Raphael
Ain't nothin' wrong with potatoes or potato fields, either. The population of Europe doubled within 100 years after their introduction to Europe.potatoes: don't smirk:our brave new world indigenfed your folk, feeds you.
Tender alpacaRoasting gently on the grillIt's what's for dinner