Saturday, May 9, 2009

Nostalgia for Things that are Going ... Going ... Going

You know how something can be good for so long? Like, something you never expected, just sweeping in out of the blue and making you smile and see rainbows everywhere and look at the world completely differently?

And then suddenly it was gone.

I guess I'm not making much sense. I've just never been one for nostalgia, and it's hitting me kind of hard. Looking back on things with a friendly eye makes you look at things a certain way, when looking at the reality as it exists in front of you right now--lying and dishonest and pathetic--is kind of like looking through someone else's glasses.

What has your experience with nostalgia been?

Are Minorities Discouraged from Taking Upper-Level Classes?: The Elephant in the Room

As a public school teacher for sixteen years, I sometimes feel like I’ve seen it all. I’ve seen Standards come and go (and despite the brou...