Not Loving the Lingo

“‘You haven’t a real appreciation of Newspeak, Winston,’ he said almost sadly. ‘Even when you write it you’re still thinking Oldspeak….In your heart you’d prefer to stick to Oldspeak, with all its vagueness and its useless shades of meaning .You don’t grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. Do you know that Newspeak is…

Are you mistaken?

I recently read an article where a main point that was stressed was that: Humor involves the thought that something is a mistake which is OK. For example, if a student writes 2 + 2 = 5 on a white board in a classroom, there is a good chance that some students may laugh. However,…

Turning Ideas into Reality

My high school was created with an outdoor bowl area, where student were intended to eat lunch and school assemblies could be held. This is the current state of the bowl. It’s fine. I guess. Except that there aren’t enough seats for the student body, the stage is too small for dance, band, theater, or…