Tabula Rasa Sunday

The summer break is officially over startin’ tomorrow. So says the contract. The new contract.

Me, I’m gonna keep squeazin’ more summer activities into September and October (to make up for April and May).

Care to reflect on what you did/accomplished since classes let out in May? Seems like more than three months ago, right?

Did you do some travelin’ or stayed home and watched your garden grow?

Saw some old friends? Made some new ones?

Broke from your summer routine? Started a new one?

Lookin’ forward to the start of the Fall semester?

Got some new ideas you want to try out in your classroom?

Decided you’ll post more than just your syllabus on Blackboard?

Introducing a new text or book in a class? Thinkin’ about Kamran’s games for your class?

 

Have your say…

Tabula Rasa Sunday

Let me see here…

Weather took a dip this past week.

Sightings of the Stanley Cup have been reported. (Trying to stay away from baseball talk these days.)

Did summer school end?

CPS dealing with financial difficulties.

Did CCC balance that new budget.

Politicians still out to blame the pension for the state’s fiscal woes. (Even though they raided it like the playground bully that takes all the kids lunch money by force and intimidation.)

The contract remains elusive, yet readable in PDF format. The irony…

Taking advantage of our cultural institutions?

On a trip somewhere?

What else? You tell me. Have your say.

Stay warm peeps!

Tabula Rasa Sunday

Better late on this gorgeous Sunday than… fill-in-the-blank.

I’ve said my peace on the last two Sunday posts.

Your turn.

Got anything?

Care to check in from your remote location during these summer days?

If you’re teaching this summer, how’s that goin’?

Got anything planned for the 4th?

Numb from the minor league play of our two baseball teams?
(Cubs were going to underachieve this year-that was a given. What’s the Sox excuse???)

Sorry.

Like I said, your turn.

Tabula Rasa Sunday

Summer is officially/chronologically/orbitally here!

What are your summer plans?

A bit of week-in-review thoughts to give this post a kick start:

Hawks get a win last night, but what’s with all the fans sayin’ “We” won!, and “We played really hard!”. (I’ve been guilty of using that pronoun in the past on The Lounge, so if I can mend my ways, so can the Hawk fans.)

What was with the reporters sporting Hawk colors and logos while providing live coverage. Ain’t that the equivalent of reporting from a political convention with the words “Republican” or “Democrat” stamped across their garments?

So Paula Deen admits to using an inappropriate word and gets a tub full of butter thrown her way. Food Network will not pick up her contract next month. I guess she needs to appear on MTV.com and then it woulda’ been alright. Funny how obscene language appears to be tolerated under some circumstances but not others. Oh, wait… MTV.com hits the mute button so I don’t have to hear the language. Guess that makes it ok.

Tabula Rasa Sunday

How y’all doin? Got anything to say?

Sorry that I didn’t put up a Tabula Rasa post last week.
Looks like PhiloDave’s post covered the topic for the week.

For this week, I do want to know what’s on your mind, but in all fairness, I’ll share my eclectic thoughts too:

-Hawks making a run for the Stanley Cup again. Every time I see the logo, it makes me think of PhiloDave’s concerns (with a nod to 12keystrokes). So while I am enjoying the competitive side of the games, I am also enjoying the philosophical side of it.

-Heat and Spurs. Rooting for the Spurs. Don’t like it when teams try to buy championships and that’s what I see the Heat trying to do. See Florida Marlins of 1997 to 1998. Could the same happen to the Heat next year?

-Been limiting my posts, but I’ll give y’all a response to 12keystrokes at some point. Don wants to know too and I won’t let him down.

-Concerned about the leaked privacy issues? Part of me is since we live in a “democratic” and “free” country. Part of me isn’t since this is the price to pay for living in a “democratic” and “free” country. Will continue to ponder it.

Have a good day and a HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all you Fathers, Grandfathers, Godfathers, family relatives that fulfill fatherly responsibilities, and Mentors that give ‘Fathers’ a good name.

Peace.

Tabula Rasa Sunday

Tabula rasa, meaning blank slate in Latin, is the epistemological theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge comes from experience and perception. That’s according to wikipedia.
No, don’t get on my case about wiki being an illegitimate source. It’s summer. Yeah, that’s my excuse. And I’m stikin’ with it.

Point is… what knowledge do you want to share from your experiences (in any matters) or preceptions (of said matters) related to our academic lives (HWC, CCC, CPS, SURS, CCTU, etc, etc.)? Or if you’re taking a break from academics (ha!, as if that were possible), then life in general.

Have your democratic say and keep enjoying that summer break! This post will run every Sunday during the summer, so don’t fret of you cant’s think of nothin’ right now. Perhaps the effect of those spirits from last nigh hasn’t worn off just yet? Yeah, you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout…